Thanks for the reply, I have palayed with the BIOS a bit, no your right, DO NOT mess with the RAM, I also learned several things about the AK77-400N board by AOpen in the process.
The FSB does not like to be fooled with, nor does the V, there is a muliplier next to the FSB and it likes X16 (ONLY), I have reset the CMOS 3 times to find all this out.
I have a recent bios update that all the guys on the AOpen tech forum are still trying to figure out
With this BIOS update, and the multiplier only, plus forcing the board to recognize the 256 cache on chip, I have taken a XP2400+, from 1999, and got the board to recognise it as a XP2600+ at 2.13 gig, but believe me after a couple CMOS resets, I am done trying, as i think this is as good as it is going to get.
I will just upgrade the pc2700 ram fro better ram performance for now I'm done and happy.
Thanks again for the reply.
p.s. if you know anything about the ASUS A7N8X board, it seems my partner can't get his multiplier to get of it's but, and make the CPU pick up a bit, so If you can help him unlock the board or processor, as he thinks this is his problem, please reply to him on this forum at "ajflick42" w/o quotations.