View Full Version : 333 memory in 266a board?

10-25-02, 06:46 PM
So, another dumb noob question:
If I have a 266A mobo, and there is a setting in my memory config in the BIOS that has:


...I use "spd" because my FSB is 133 (see sig). I want to know if I get 333 DDR memory, can I get set the memory setting to +33 (133+33=166x2 = 333!)? My AGP and the FSB *should* be still running at default right? I will be just overclocking my memory right without hurting anything else?

Take it easy on me, I am just trying to find a way to use my extra memory :D

10-25-02, 06:55 PM
yeah, just the memory will run at an extra 33mhz. try it out. it should work fine with your mushkin.

10-25-02, 07:15 PM
Cool! The Mushkins have heatsinks on them, but I don't know what spec they are.

I just thought of something. Instead of running all my memory at 166, I can just put the 333 DDR stick in and just have the whole thing running at default 133? That should be better for stability me thinks no?

10-25-02, 07:29 PM
just try it out, if you have problems, than just stick in the 333.