Re: Built my own PC, nothing happens
There you go, that's the problem. You can use PC133 on a 100Mhz bus, but not the opposite. And yes your onboard video will work too because it uses a portion of those RAM to function.
With never motherboards, you can put a memory slower than the bus, the computer will work anyway but not at its' rated capacity, so your computer won't perform as well. When you buy a motherboard, always check its' bus frequency and make sure you have matched memory sticks. Many computer companies sell systems with under-rated RAM: like a PC2100 (266Mhz) on a mobo with a bus speed of 400Mhz>the mobo should have PC3200 (400Mhz) same speed as the mobo bus.
Asus P4P800 SE
Intel P4 3.2 Gig 1024 Meg PC3200 cas latency 2.5
RAID 0 2-36.7 Gig SATA WD 10,000 RPM
200 Gig WD ATI ALL-IN-WONDER 9600XT
6500 Kb bandwith Internet Connection