Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-03-2006, 06:15 PM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5
Default "Dram timing is set too tightly, please reset timing" error

Hey guys i am new to the forum, but am familiar with forums. I am working on fixing someones computer and I am failing horribly. So anyways it HAD an msi motherboard in it with a 3.0GHZ intel p4 cpu chipset 478 or whatever. Normal video card, normal psu, you know the rest is basics. The customer turned his computer off when it wasn't supposed to be shut off(improper shut down) and then he started getting a "dram timing is set to tightly,please reset timing" before post (something like that) so i looked into it and was told that it could need a reset like it says(tried it didn't work) either be memory, motherboard or psu. I used a new memory stick, same error. I tried a new psu, same error. I replaced the motherboard and the error is gone now. But now it gets to windows xp and starts loading, then it goes away and right before it launches into the os, the computer reboots. I have also tried a different cpu. Anyone else have any ideas for me? Maybe a software issue?

I'd appreciate it, thanks alot guys.
__________________

mattarios is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2006, 06:37 PM   #2
Golden Master
 
joxley1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,846
Send a message via AIM to joxley1990 Send a message via MSN to joxley1990
Default Re: "Dram timing is set too tightly, please reset timing" error

My god..read up before you start fixing computers man..

Sounds like the RAM you have tried, and the existing RAM exceeds the maximum supported speed, so knock it down a speed in the BIOS..

Clear the CMOS, and try it all again, with the original motherboard..

The reason the new motherboard didn't work, is because (most likely) was a different chipset, and the OS is installed with the old chipset..so it doesnt recognise the new one..
__________________

joxley1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2006, 06:41 PM   #3
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5
Default I did knock it down a speed, i knocked it down 2 speeds

still gave me the exact same error.
Any other ideas for me?
mattarios is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2006, 06:56 PM   #4
Golden Master
 
joxley1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,846
Send a message via AIM to joxley1990 Send a message via MSN to joxley1990
Default Re: "Dram timing is set too tightly, please reset timing" error

Which motherboard is it? How far did you knock the RAM down?
joxley1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2006, 07:07 PM   #5
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5
Default Re: "Dram timing is set too tightly, please reset timing" error

Old board is an msi 865pe-neo2-p and the new board is an asus p4s8000-x, it was set on 3 clocks and i sized it down to 2.5 still didnt work so i tried 2.0 and still didnt work, thats as low as the motherboard will allow. I also tried auto, no luck.

and btw, tia
mattarios is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2006, 07:54 PM   #6
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5
Default Re: "Dram timing is set too tightly, please reset timing" error

Found the culprit it was the hard drive.
mattarios is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2006, 08:11 PM   #7
Golden Master
 
MikeReiner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 5,053
Send a message via AIM to MikeReiner Send a message via MSN to MikeReiner Send a message via Yahoo to MikeReiner
Default Re: "Dram timing is set too tightly, please reset timing" error

He said knock down the speed of the ram.. not speed it up. The 3, 2.5, and 2 numbers you are referring to are latency values.. lower means less latency.. which is obviously faster.

Anyway, windows does not like to be swapped around different hardware, you it install it on one motherboard, and odds are it will freak out if you try using it on a different one.
__________________

MikeReiner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0