Sounds like you're having your share of frustration with that system.
My initial thoughts are:
1) It is a motherboard setting that needs adjusting.
2) You may have Sempron 2600 CPU (11
x 166), and the board is having compatibility probs despite support for this model. Best way to check is OPN number on CPU: http://www.amdboard.com/amdid.html
Is there a jumper on the motherboard for other FSB speeds?
I would check via the online manual if possible but I am in a rush at the moment, sorry. FSB Settings on the motherboard will over-ride whatever you set in the BIOS. Also, if the memory is not set to run in sync with the FSB speed (called 'SPD
' in your BIOS), it could be having trouble running DD400 memory on a 100MHz FSB, which this board doesn't allow. Have your tried, "Load Bios Setup Defaults" in the BIOS?
I would first rule out any jumpers/memory timings that could need altering and proceed from there.
Hope this helps - keep us posted on how you get on http://www.msicomputer.com/pro...pec....6V-LSR&class=mb
. AMD CPU Data: http://www.tomshardware.com/20.../amd...ult/page23.html
. Belarc Advisor: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
. GPU Comparison for Laptops: <a href="http://www.notebookche