Originally posted by: sgie87
my mistake,i used this site http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=85 as spec guide for the board,it seems to be wrong as it says the boards max is 333mhz.
,so the 3200 should have worked,
the board maybe faulty or the 3200 was,
what ram are you using?
Twinmos C.L. 2.5 (400Mhz) , The full story was that Chaintech officially support the 400Mhz but I never saw a prove about that, I only find by luck one guy that was posting a thread about a Zenith with 3200 Barton in France . I found an OEM XP 3200 Barton (who actually saw him worked in my machine in 1400Mhz only)
When I tried to change settings was hanging up, either on the boot or inside Windows after secs. I bought it on the flea market. I tried to test it on my cousin's machine but a fell of his screwdriver on the mobo burn out the CHIP!!!! But the guy who sold it to me was kind enough to test it together also at his mobo , an ASUS with Nforce 2 (same as mine). There I realize that my chip was dead. Out of curiosity I asked him if he had another one. He had another piece with the same specs OEM Barton who actually run at 3233 (and U can see it in the Bios recognition) and had the FSB opened. He was working fine in his machine, but refused to work at mine! Sad story, a lot of wasted time and money. I don't know if the problem was with the unique timings that these OEM chips have as I read, but the question is why it was working with the guy specs? (His RAM chip was 333Mhz mine was 400Mhz) I suspect but cannot prove (not willing to pay more to find out) that Chaintech asychronous mode isn't that Barton friendly). So I think I will go for the Sempron
I would to hear your opinion about the story
So thanks everybody,