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Old 07-19-2003, 03:05 PM   #1
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hi all,
anyone want to help out with a motherboard problem?
just got a new motherboard (my old one finally died) but i'm having issues with it. hopefully it's just something silly and obvious that i'm overlooking but, anyway, here goes.
the mb is a a VB-601-V (Processor support: Pentium II/III/Celeron, System bus speed: 66MHz, Chipset: Intel 440BX AGPset, Graphics: one 32-bit AGP slot, Memory sockets: four DIMM up to 1GB SDRAM, Expansion slots: one AGP, two ISA, five PCI, Hard drive interface: IDE, External ports: two USB, two serial, one parallel printer, two IDE, Form factor: STX). my CPU is a P3 500 and my drives/periphs include: creative dvd drive, phillips cd-rw, 20gb hd, zip drive, floppy, dxr3 decoder card, sb live! value, 56k modem, ethernet card, nvidia geforce 2 agp and 256 mb ram (2 128mb dimms). when i first connected everything and powered it, i get power to both cd drives, the hd, the zip and the floppy, and my power leds, etc. all work.
the problem: i get no beep when i power on, and i get no video output. so far i've tried the following: the board has 6 tiny switches used to set the cpu internal frequency, reset cmos, etc. so i removed all the periphs and removed power from the drives (leaving only the vid card, cpu and ram on) and set the switches to reset the cmos. then i set the switches according to the motherboard manual... well, the manual says the cpu slot supports P2 and Celeron (but as mentioned i have a P3 and according to, where i bought it, the product descrip. says P3 support) and it also says the highest cpu freq. i can set to is 450MHz (i have a 500MHz cpu). anyway, having removed all my hardware (save cpu, ram and vid card) i booted again, still no video output. to sidestep the inevitable, yes the video card and monitor work.
so... uh... any suggestions?
Old 07-20-2003, 09:54 AM   #2
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Did you look up on the internet oyur MB information. A lot of sites have detailed pages on individual MBs and you can find out once and for all whether oyu board supports PIII. If it doesn't, someone lied to make a sale.


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