Posted 20 February 2010 - 12:15 PM
Hi. I'm new to posting on this site but have spent much time viewing the information available and find this site to be a valuable wealth of information. Thanks to all who contribute and I hope to do the same soon. Now for my problem.....
My computer won't boot past the manufacturer splash screen. I have tried everything from replacing the RAM to trying different CPU's. I have unplugged all peripherals, including the hard-drive, and I still can't get it to post past the splash screen. All the fans start up and if I unplug the video card I get the eight-beep code for video card error, so I know the bios is at least trying to post. I tested the PSU and it is putting out proper voltage all around. I am afraid the MOBO might have went bad, but I can't find anything to indicate that is the problem. I have been working on this for weeks and am at my wits end. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
System Info: 1998 model year (I know it's old but I'm fixing it for my wife's grandparents) IBM Athlon 2174, I have tried both a 550mhz and a 900 mhz process, variety of RAM sticks ranging from 256-768 mhz, ASUS S30 motherboard