Boot problems

  Pedro Campos 23:04 20 Mar 2007
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Sometimes when i switch on my PC in the morning i get a BIOS message saying "DRAM timing is too tightly so reload timing". Does anyone knows what does this means and how to fix it as it causes my PC to reboot several times before i manage to get it running.
Details: Windows XP Pro, 2GB Ram, Intel Pentium 4, NVidia 256MG Graphics card.

  Giggle n' Bits 23:14 20 Mar 2007

Does it really say "DRAM Timing is too tightly so reload timing"

Also what brand of pc please eg Dell, Packard Bell etc.

  Pedro Campos 14:30 21 Mar 2007

It says excatly that. and its a PC that i built myself.

  Pedro Campos 14:31 21 Mar 2007

Sorry for the spelling...

  keef66 15:46 21 Mar 2007

In the bios can you set memory timing to automatic or by spd or similar??

  Pedro Campos 15:50 21 Mar 2007

yes i can...

  keef66 15:54 21 Mar 2007

What is it set at when you get the error message?

I'd assumed that it had been set manually, and that switching to spd would allow it to select a more appropriate timing automatically.

  Pedro Campos 17:02 21 Mar 2007

at the moment and it has always beeb i sset to spd. altough it allows me to disable it and choose my own aettings.

  keef66 20:11 21 Mar 2007

weird that spd should then result in this kind of error.

Check on crucial.com/uk website what kind of memory they recommend for your motherboard, and look at the detailed spec which should give memory timings which you could try entering manually.

failing that, you could try loading the failsafe bios values. Make a note of current settings first so you can change things back again if necessary

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