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Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2001 - 7:23 am:   

I am in desparate help to get my new motherboard and processor working. I have no idea what could be wrong and am at the end of my tether in trying to work it out.

Here's the details;

ASUS TUSL2-C Motherboard
Intel Celeron 900MHZ

The problem(s);

When powering on the machine does not get past the memory check. It either reads it and then hangs, or hangs during reading the memory.

Pressing DEL or ESC does not seem to help. The keyboard will not respond, or it will just hang on pressing the key.

The processor is displaying as 600E rather than 900. I'm not sure why this is?

What I have tried;

I have made sure the motherboard is not touching any part of the case.

I have 384 MB ram (3 128MB chips at 100MHZ). I have tried different configurations of these, taking a couple out, leaving a one out, swapping their positions etc, to no avail.

I have no idea what to do next. On one occasion the computer did boot into the BIOS, but I had stupidly not plugged the keyboard in so I had to reset, on which case it hanged again.

Any help, advice and/or suggestions are much appreciated. I am aware that I may need to set my jumpers (I believe it's in JumperFree mode, but I can't get into the BIOS to make any changes).

I have no clue whatsoever what to set the jumpers to either.

I have 384MB RAM 100MHZ
GeForce GTS 2 32mb graphics card

Anything else you need to know, please let me know.

Thanks a lot.

Just in case you need some links, here's some information on the motherboard I bought;
V (Vera)
Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2001 - 8:23 pm:   

Well just for starters:

Did you try one stick of ram at a time in the first memory slot.

If that doesn't work do you have access to another pc to try out the ram one at a time to see if they are in fact working.

Also can you get access to a known good stick of ram to try in the new board.

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2001 - 3:47 pm:   

Try taking everything out of the motherboard, soundcard and modem or NIC and cdrom drive. Leaving CPU, RAM, Harddrive, floppy, and video card for a very basic setup. If the computer no longer hangs than one of the devices is causing the problem and you can figure it out by adding one device at a time, powerup, etc. until the computer hangs. Another option is to switch PCI slots for your sound card and modem or NIC.
If none of the above work out. Try removing the CMOS battery for a few minutes, this will reset the bios to defaults and than you can start over again.
Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2001 - 1:57 pm:   

do you need a bios update? as well? you may, as in my case, have to get the ppl you bought it from or someone, to loan you an older processor, or that is, one that is compatible with the current boards' bios, then flash it to get the bios to recognize the new processor, then pull that one out and re-install the one you want, the new one. try that, and you may get it working.

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