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PC-100 SDRAM or not? Memory help needed!?

I have 64Mb of PC-100 7ns SDRAM that is made by SyncMax.  It seems SyncMax is not very well known and the memory could be suspect.  I bought it st a large computer trade show from someone who came in from another state.  Anyway, I had to use jumpers on my FIC 2013 motherboard to set the SDRAM to Non PC-100 for everything to work.  I still get alot of memory related errors, and am considering buying a name brand (Micron) 128Mb chip instead.  So I can truely realize the benefits of PC-100 and 100Mhz.  I can set the bus speed separately from the CPU and SDRAM, so right now I have the CPU at 100Mhz and the Ram is at 67Mhz.  

Should I buy the new Ram amd pitch the old (or sell it on EBAY), or use both of the chips and run them at 66Mhz or try 100Mhz?
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jatcanCommented:
Try the 100mHZ setting. If you don't get it to work that way I would contact the seller (if you can) for a new stick. Sounds like you got a bum stick.
Try the ram in a friends PC and see if it runs better (could be the MB). Also try turning error correction off in the cmos. If none of that works I'd look at a new stick of ram.


You can try emailing these guys to see if they can help you out.

http://www.tradezone.com/tradesites/TJIS.html



Jatcan
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sorgieCommented:
if your CPU bus runs at 100,I would buy 100mhz memory and move on. Memory has a habit of running at the lowest speed when they are mixed. Hey you learned a lesson about pudrchasing at shows. You can sell the memory just sell it as 66mhz there are plenty of systems out there still using that speed
Good Luck
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oldgreyguyCommented:
I would buy ram that  is capable of supporting your CPU bus, I think that you would not go wrong with Micron or Kingston, both have great support and warranties.

There are a gazillion companies that glue memory to a pcb and sell it, I imagine that you have bought a "pig in a poke".

if you have your CPU bus at 100mhz and your memory at 66, I would suggest you lower your CPU bus to 66 and see what happens to your memory errors.

bill
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darebrenAuthor Commented:
I sent a note to TJIS as well as the guys I bought it from.  we will see.

On another note....there are so many answered questions around here that i really NEED to see the answers too.  I cannot wait days for my points to accumulate as I have been doing.  Is there a way any of you can allocate me a few hundred points?  maybe use me as your referrer?  PLEEEEAASEE????
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darebrenAuthor Commented:
I sent a note to TJIS as well as the guys I bought it from.  we will see.

On another note....there are so many answered questions around here that i really NEED to see the answers too.  I cannot wait days for my points to accumulate as I have been doing.  Is there a way any of you can allocate me a few hundred points?  maybe use me as your referrer?  PLEEEEAASEE????
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Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
darebren, The points you're using for asking a question is the promotional points, which cannot be transferred from one user to another user. You may set an zero point question in the Community Support topic area to seek further help from the customer service.   IMO  pslh  
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