|It would help to know the make/model of the board, the chipset info isn't much help. And 100's of boards use the "Award modular BIOS v6.00PG", so that's not much help either. |
I am not sureabout make/model of board.
At bootup, it shows: i845-ITE8712-6A69VPRDC-00
If you have a 1.7GHz CPU (P4?), why is it running at 16 x 100MHz (1.6GHz)? Are you sure you don't have a 1.6GHz CPU? Did you confirm that your board supports 1GB (2 x 512MB) PC133? Is it running at 133MHz or 100MHz? Try testing the RAM with memtest86:
I have changed it to 100MHz x 17. I have also confirmed that the board supports 1GB PC133. This is wat written in motherboard tech manual: (unfortunately the manual does not mention about company/make/model etc.)
A total of 3 168-pin DIMM sockets
Supports 133MHz SDRAM devices
Supports 64MB, 128MB and 512MB technologies for X8 and X16 devices
Maximum memory bandwidth of 1GB/s with PC133
No registered DIMM support
Support for DIMM SPD scheme via SMBUS interface
Memory size up to 1.5GB
I have checked for setting CPU speed to 133, but the manual says that in this motherboard jumperless feature is implemented such that no jumper is required to be set for different type of CPU installed.
The BIOS shows 100MHz and it does not allow it to change.
Now regarding, memset86, after running this, it shows errors in 2nd test (8 bit moving) and the CPUHalts. A stack is shown and the program stops.
Is it a problem with CPU that it does not support 133MHz? Looks the motherboard and SDRAM supports to it.
In BIOS there is one option, set memory frequency to: 1)Auto or 2)PC133. I had set it to PC133 but its the same result.