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FIC VL13 P4-865

Postby raquii » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:47 pm

Here's what I got...

FIC
VL13
P4-865
SOCKET 478
INTEL PENTIUM 4 3.0 GHZ PROCESSOR AT 800 FSB
ATX
PC-3200 DDR RAM
4 ddr2s slots
5 pci slots
1 agp slot

numbers i found on the board...
CVL3A00774
VL13PE-L
Phoenix Bios 008126099
Numbers by the Intel chip: D33007
Numbers on the ICH5R chip:
FW82801ER
F3190290
SL742
Intel Philipines

Here's what I found... just doesn't seem to match up... (need an expert from here to confirm my guess)

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/ ... 2-Pro2.jpg

Found a manual here
ftp://ftp.fic.com.tw/motherboard/manual ... a1_eng.zip

I found this at:
http://www.fic.com.tw/support/motherboa ... del_id=127

My worry is that my board is actually older then what i found above and there's nothing for it anywhere anymore... did my best looking.

Help?
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Postby Karlsweldt » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:04 pm

Your image looks similar to the one in this link but memory slots are different color. One model may be dual-channel memory, the other not. If an Intel chipped board of the 865PE class, then possible the OEM Intel drivers would work. But not always so! Other providers may employ extra or fewer features than the genuine article. Found this FIC link for that mobo!
The discrepancy in similarities may be due to revisions of the original model.
Good or new Socket 478 mobos are becoming scarce!
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Postby raquii » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:51 pm

You have a great eye of observation and study.
thank you Karlsweldt!!! I think you may be right on your guess with this being a P4-865PE PRO like in the last link you provided.
Just to be sure, I finally took some snap shots of my board this moring...

Image

same board, just better lighting...
Image
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Postby Karlsweldt » Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:20 pm

They look pretty close to identical!
I note in your photo that one memory module has a different heat spreader. Hope that all modules are identical, or at least the one with the red shield is the slower module, in "Bank 0 Slot 0"! If a faster module is first detected, it can improperly set the timing base of other slower modules.
And module #2 in the first bank doesn't have a heat spreader?
If your mobo has different color memory slots, then likely it is dual-channel setup.. where modules installed should be identical for each pair in both banks. Brand-name doesn't matter.. it is the timings and amount that should be identical.
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Postby raquii » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:41 pm

wow Karlsweldt. you just saved me a huge headache case.
yeah, i've been having trouble trying to figure out why this board wasn't getting the full performance out of those sticks. duh.
i adopted this whole thing from someone else. i remember he was complaining about that.
ok, time to sell them all and get a brand new set. the board can go all the way to 4gigs, so i may as well go for it!
thanks again Karlsweldt. U Rock!
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Postby Karlsweldt » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:18 pm

I would go to www.lavalys.com/ and purchase the Everest Ultimate Diagnostics program. It is well worth having! It can detail all those secrets of a computer setup, including the SPD factor of each memory module.. and what timings are intended, plus what are in effect. IRQ, DMA assignments, IP addresses, et al!
it is a must-have for a serious computer user and tinkerer! There is another similar program, called PC Wizard from www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php which is freeware, but the authors would appreciate a contribution to keep it so.
You could legally copy the program(s) to a mini-CD, for use on multiple systems.. as long as it is not installed on each! www.sisoftware.net/ offers SiSoft Sandra, which is a very nice diagnostics/testing program, also.
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Postby bmaverick » Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:20 pm

My pa is running a MSI 865P MOBO. If your board works well like his, then it's a keeper. Single core CPUs still have life in them.
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Postby evasive » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:11 am

Here's an archived version of the original product page:
http://web.archive.org/web/200602282353 ... del_id=126

Here's the manual:
ftp://ftp.fic.com.tw/motherboard/manual ... a1_eng.pdf

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Postby raquii » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:50 pm

Hey Karlsweldt, gonna actually check out that Diagnostics program you wrote about above.
evasive, thanks a million for those links!!!

But, I got another question now that I've been made aware of the memory module problem.

the red heat spreader says, 512mb ddr pc3200 400mhz
the one with no heat spreader says, 512mb ddr dimm q64wqd (po# 117687)
Now those together should make up 1gig....

The two with blue heat spreaders are identicle as you guessed Karlsweldt. They say, Kington khx3200ak2/1gr, 'hyperx', 99c5193-0556882 2.6v
there's two of those. now shouldn't that make up 2 gigs?

Now, to a dumb tech like me, i would think it should read a total of 3 gigs. Ha. What do I know. (so I go to motherboards.org :wink: )

But after what Karlsweldt explainned, now I understand why it reads only 2gigs. And yes, it looks like these are all Dual's.

ok, so, i took the two older ones out. (red heat spreader and one without)
Then placed the two Kington's in banks 0 and 1.
The computer is reading only 1gig.
Am I reading the specs on those kington's incorrectly? They each don't say "512mb" like the two older ones.

And yes, Karlsweldt is right when he guessed "If your mobo has different color memory slots"

With what I got, can anyone suggest anything to me at this point, or should i just go out and buy a whole new set? Becuase this board can go up to 4gig's max and I think I'd like to do that anyways. :wink:
-Raquii

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