|Why would you waste your money on PC2100 when you already have 2 x 512MB PC3200? All you have to do is enter the BIOS & change a few settings...there's nothing to it. Just make sure "Host Clock at next Boot is" is set to 133MHz & "DRAM Clock at next Boot is" is also set to 133MHz - these are listed under the "Miscellaneous Control" menu. Also look under the "Advanced BIOS Features" menu & check the boot order:|
1st boot device = floppy
2nd boot device = CD-ROM
3rd boot device = HDD-0
The next thing you need to do is download one of the memtest programs. If you have a floppy drive, I suggest you download the floppy disk package. The file you download will have to be unzipped, then click on install.bat & follow the instructions.
If you don't have a floppy drive, you'll have to download the bootable CD ISO. You'll need the proper software to convert & burn the ISO. If you don't have a program such as Nero, I recommend ImgBurn...it's totally free & works well:
Once the floppy or CD is created, boot off it & let it run for at least one complete test series...it will take 30min or more to complete. If errors are found, consider the RAM to be defective, then try testing another stick. If both test good, install them together & test again. This is going to take at least a couple of hours altogether.
BTW, if you don't have the motherboard manual, download it here: