Hi all...When I power up the never booted PC, the fans, keyboard, mouse, and all of the drives (HD, CD, floppy) *work*. Except I do not get a video display, and since I don't have a comp speaker plugged in, I don't hear beeps.
Here's the situation:
I bought the motherboard.
It has 4 dimms, 2 SDR, 2 DDR.
Currently, I have a brand new 128MB pc2100 plugged in to DDR1. Since it has the dual dimms, I figured that there was a jumper that needed to be switched. Therefore, I switched the JP1 jumper on the board to open (removed it) so that the DDR RAM is supplied with 2.5V.
Additionally, there are a row of pins (J2A/B/C/D, J3A/B/C/D) which all need to be shorted. The board came with what I think is just 1 row shorted. It says in the manual to short ALL, so I moved all the pins to cover all 160 pins.
As for the CPU, I bought a converter socket 478 to socket 423 for a used P4 1.6GHz (I am not 100% whether or not it works) that I'm trying to use. I plugged that all in, heatsink and all. The converter came with a BIOS update diskette, but I can't do anything since it doesn't boot up. I figured it didn't matter as of yet.
Anyway, I have since replaced the CMOS battery and reset the CMOS memory via my JBAT1 jumper. My CPU clock jumpers are set to 133M and the flash ROM jumpers are set at 5V and 2M.
I have tried both types of RAM, DDR and SDR to no avail.
For the video, I plugged in an AGP 4X nVidia geForce 4 card, which I know works. Nothing is displayed.
I have been thinking that since everything powered up that it was not the processor at fault here. What could it be?
I bought the board new on eBay at this URL: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3438148871
This is the URL for the CPU converter: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ory=14293&rd=1
I would REALLY APPRECIATE any feedback you have!!