When Booting up my new pc the Memory Controller

  Giggle n' Bits 22:02 04 May 2006

1. The Memory controller in the White Text on Black background where you get a list of the Devices shows the Memory controller as being N/a ! is this normal. CPU is AMD x2 Dual core 4800.

2. Also in my Bios my PCI Express 7900GT card shows as 100MHz Clock is this normal.

3. Is 2x512MB PC3200 DDR showing as 128Bitt normal


  Giggle n' Bits 22:40 04 May 2006

Ref 1. What do you mean it depends on my motherboard, you mean it depends on how the Motherboard translates data? Motherboard is Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro SLi Nforce4 Chipset.

Also SATA II HDD showing as a removable device which is strange.

  Giggle n' Bits 22:49 04 May 2006


  Giggle n' Bits 22:55 04 May 2006

Hello Ed-0

I haven't seen SPD in BIOS, is this Serial Presence Detect?. To get Extended BIOS screens & Menu's its CRTL & F1 but nothing for SPD

Would this have an effect on the performance of the machine ?

  Giggle n' Bits 23:07 04 May 2006

There are 4 Dimms and my 2x 256MB PC3200 Crucial is/are in the Dimms slot/s 1 & 2 they are single sided dimms running dual channel. O Ek have I got something wrong again.

When I boot up, you know power on pc, it takes about 10 seconds very quick to detect the memory which is ok but to detect the drives x2 optical and x1 SATA II HDD seems to have to think hard wonder if this is anything linked.

  Giggle n' Bits 23:25 04 May 2006

The manual I have doesn't show the hidden stuff I will try and find my link again where there are screen shots of the Hidden BIOS secrets.

Full Spec:-

480Watt Hiper Modular PSU
Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro SLI. with BIOS F9 (Upgraded)
x2 Crucial Single Sided 512MB PC3200 DDR
AMD Athlon x2 Dual core 64 4800+ CPU
Asus 16x DVD Rom MASTER
Asus 52x32x52 CD Wtr SLAVE of DVD Rom

x1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3160812AS with NCQ & The Firmware I have had to update from 3AAD to 3.AAE to 3AAH today to fix booting problem. Apparently a compatibilty issue with NCQ and NForce Boards this effects Maxtor & Seagate SATA II HDD's

Inno3D 7900GT 256MB PCI-Express SLi NOT Using SLI and its in Slot 1.
Sony FDD

Not using Raid & no Partitions.

Thanks for taking time out to look at manual for me. Really appreciate your time !

  Giggle n' Bits 23:30 04 May 2006
  Giggle n' Bits 23:44 04 May 2006

Just going to have a look through the BIOS settings you mention above. Back shortley.

  Giggle n' Bits 00:22 05 May 2006

Ok ed-0 Yes Memory Clock timing & DDR Timing is AUTO ! something is right.

Just followed your instructions and set all none used channels to NONE leaving only IDE Channel 2 Master which has my Seagate HDD on.

Er switching of FDD removes the acutall drive form in windows so I put that back. Boot time shaved to about 3 second from 10 so thats what I call excellent.

Will turning of these redundant channels effect the Optical drives in anyway in windows XP Home

  Giggle n' Bits 00:48 05 May 2006

Controller showing N/a.

  Giggle n' Bits 18:50 05 May 2006

thanks for sticking it out and not a problem for late reply hope you get a sunday lie in.

Anyway. My manual says not to fit Memory into dimms 1 & 3 as it either won't boot of cause BSOD. I might try but only once.

Ok, in bios Standard CMOS settings I have the following:-

IDE Channel 0 Master = None
IDE Channel 0 Slave = None
IDE Channel 1 Master = None
IDE Channel 1 Slave = None
IDE Channel 2 Master = ST3160812AS (My SATA HDD)
IDE Channel 2 Slave = None

I did have Channel 1 Master & Channel 1 Slave as DVD & CD Wtr but went in on each channel and set both to NONE and just gone back in now and they have reverted back to AUTO but if I don't go back in the BIOS they stay off as None.

This made the system Boot faster with not much of a delay when reading HDD only. In windows XP the optical drives do register in windows and work fine. but if I go into the bios they reset themselves straight away.

don't know if I have confused you in english I did disable by selecting None for the optical drives and it shaved boot from 10 sec to 2 sec ! Would you advise to leave these of or enable again ?

Now reading your post above at 10:56am today if I change the HDD to None then it loses the HDD on boot and error I think will have to check.

Got a family matter to attend to and will be back later tonight if your around.


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