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    Soltek EQ3702M mini barebones

    Hi Guys,

    I just built one of these systems last night with a XP 3000 processor, 512 Mb RAM, 80Gb HD...can someone tell me what the bios settings should be for the system??

    At present the processor is showing as XP1700 on boot up!?

    Thanks for any help...


    Michael

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    FSB is too low...you need 166 or 200 accroding to which chip you have, the mobo might need the jumper swapping....look in the book for the one that allows the higher bus speeds.......plus that motherboard unlocks the chips multiplier...so you might need to play with that too.

    You have a Barton, right?

    what speed ram you got?

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    Hi, Thanks for some help, yes I thought the FSB might be a bit low, but this is where I get a bit lost....could someone with a Soltek take a screen shot!?

    I have ;
    AMD Athlon XP Barton 3000
    512MB 333MHz DDR RAM

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    Ok...no screenies sadly..at work..but here goes....

    Some Barton 3000 XP chips are 333 bus speeds (thats 166 Double Data Ram..so 166x2=333) and some are 400 bus speeds...(thats 200 DDR...200x2=400)

    The memory that you have there is PC2700 ...thats 333....so lets hope your XP3000+ cpu is a 333 chip....

    The Motherboards run out of multipliers at 12.5 ...and after that the chips had to change a small contact on them to allow multipliers of 13 and above.

    I know that a Barton 2800+ is a 12.5 x166(ie 333 mem) cos I have one...it wont go higher on the multiplier....

    So....I THINK that a 3000+ is either 13 or 13.5 multiplier....

    you need to find that option in your BIOS...

    however....if its a 400 fsb (200x2) is will be a lower multiplier and it will be expecting a higher bus speed to allow the processor to run at the rated speed.

    Last but not least....dont forget that XP chips dont run at the speed shown..thats their rating....not the actual clock speed...

    so an XP 2600+ chip runs at 2083 mghz....

    Trouble is I dont know what speeds your XP3000+ is supposed to be at....

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    Thanks for the help!!!
    I will try this when I get home sometime....may well be in touch!! Do you need to incrase any of the CPU voltage??

    In the Bios settings there is an option for Agressive, Expert, Optional and different modes...

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    ok....leave voltage as DEFAULT as you will be running an XP3000 at its normal speed.

    There are CPU interface and Monory timings for stuf like Aggresive ...

    dont know how good your memory is, so loath to tell you to set THAT to aggressive...but CPU interface should be OK...as its a standard chip at standard speeds.

    If you set this stuff to User Defined you suddenyl get loads of options..if you';re new to this....avoid it!
    Get it stable....THEN play with it!

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    mjgreen1979: I had the same problem, make sure you have changed the jumper in between the AGP and PCI slots from 100/133 to 166/200 (ie 1st/2nd pins to 2nd/3rd pins). Otherwise it will not use the right FSB.
    As for the bios I have it on defaults/auto for everything bar fan speed which is set to silent, I then use speedfan in windows which monitors and adjusts my fan speeds.
    Last edited by Gunbuster; 21-05-2004 at 12:52 PM.

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    Nice one Guys....Thanks for getting back to me Gunbuster.
    So if I change this jumper setting nothing needs to be altered in the PC??

    Does your PC recognise the CPU speed when it first boots up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjgreen1979
    Nice one Guys....Thanks for getting back to me Gunbuster.
    So if I change this jumper setting nothing needs to be altered in the PC??

    Does your PC recognise the CPU speed when it first boots up?
    Yeah, recheck your manual and you will find more on it, basically it switches between the lower speed FSBs and the higher ones, once I did that it worked out everything on its own.

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    Hi again!

    I have managed to get the CPU set correctly, thanks for the advice Gunmaster.
    Only problem is I am getting a memory error during the XP install, when copying files to the hard drive.

    Is this a problem with unbranded memory??

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    Yeah I think some chipsets don't support unbranded well, the EQ3702 uses dual channel ddr dimms. You may want to see if you can turn it down to single channel. thats all that I can think off. I use Crucial memorey that was fine.
    Also check the chips on the DDR and if they match any of these http://www.soltek-computer.de/soltek...memorylist.pdf some need memorey precharge switched off in the bios.

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    can I humbly suggest.....

    knock the FSB down to 100 again.....so you HAVE a PC....

    then full install of XP...

    and THEN re configure the mobo and mem and bios.

    ie....see if it works Once XP is on, you can THEN sort out if you need better memory.

    OR

    I'd fit a FLOPPY DRIVE...download MEMTEST on a different PC (small program)....put it on the floppy.....follow instructions that are on memtest web site.

    set BIOS on the Soltec to boot from floppy...put Memtest floppy in...boot up.

    The floppy will boot into the software and run straight away...menu is at bottom of the LINUX screen that it runs in (and NO you DONT need to understand Linux)

    run all tests....see if it IS the memory....it runs the test AT THE BIOS settings..so if it wont run at one, try a lower mem speed.

    Might be you have the timings set too tight....in BIOS allow SPD timings..

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    Hi

    Would anyone be good enough to tell what exact type of RAM I need to use with this system, not having much luck guys getting this piece of kit up and running.

    Compared to the shuttle was up and running in a hour or so...

    Gun blaster what memory type did you use?

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    I'm using two 512mb PC3200 dimms from www.crucial.com/uk

    p.s. my nick is Gunbuster not Gun Blaster or Gunmaster

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    Thanks Gunbuster.

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    Hi Guys,

    Me again, goign to order a new 512 Mb DIMM, with my processor XP3000 do I need to get PC2700 or PC3200 DIMMS??

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