Everex Explora Motherboard KA-6100 Problems.

Is your memory not fully recognized? (Intel VX chipset Memory recognition)
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kuyalfinator
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Mon Jun 17, 2002 11:12 am

:arrow: [SITES I FOUND ABOUT THE MOTHERBOARD]
http://www.hwupgrade.com/motherboard/sl ... dex14.html
http://www.fic.com.tw/techsupport/mothe ... a-6100.htm

:arrow: [BIOS INFO ABOUT THE BOARD]
BIOS Date: 09/22/98
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID: 09/22/1998-691-596-W877-2A6LFI2CC-00
BIOS Eval: Version 1.1dI
Chipset: VIA 82C597 rev 1
Superio: Winbond 877TF (use 87h) rev 0 found at port 3F0h

extra info: Socket 1, Pentium II 350Mhz, 65 SDRAM, Windows 98

:?: [MY QUESTION]
This board continues to reset itself and repeats by going into the registry checker at the Boot Process. Once the repairs are done with the registry, it reboots and the same error occurs over and over again. :x Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Mon Jun 17, 2002 11:48 am

Possible causes:
a) improper CPU cooling
b) faulty RAM
c) RAM settings in BIOS are too aggressive.
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Mon Jun 17, 2002 2:52 pm

I had this exact problem with a machine I was working on. AJZ is right, it's most likely the RAM.
Flash your BIOS at your own risk.
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Mon Jun 17, 2002 8:32 pm

:arrow: When it boots, this is what it says at the prompt:

:( "Suggested SDRAM CAS Latency Time is "2"

:wink: Default setting is 3. When I change it 2, error of the 'registry checker' keeps repeating itself.

:?: Should I change the memory or just keep the SDRAM CAS Time at 3?
The SDRAM is an ACE 64MB PC100.

:?: AJZchips, how would I check your three suggestions of CPU cooling fan, faulty RAM, or the BIOS settings?
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Mon Jun 17, 2002 9:12 pm

I just gave you a small troubleshooting guide.
Setting the RAM timing to a more conservative CAS latency to 3 seems to have solved your problem, right? If so, then you can forget about the other two entries.
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Tue Jun 18, 2002 3:15 am

What is CAS Latency? Should replacing the SDRAM make a difference? If I were to plan upgrades on this motherboard (Memory, Hard Drive, AGP Graphic Card), would this error affect the upgrades?
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Tue Jun 18, 2002 11:38 am

http://www.corsairmicro.com/main/trg-cas.html

Sure you can change the RAM, but the slight performance difference may not justify the expense.
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Tue Dec 31, 2002 6:38 pm

This is the updated link for this site. The people who updated the link didnot set a redirected link.

http://www.fic.com.tw/support/motherboa ... odel_id=11
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