First post, by Aragorn
Having some issues trying to get this Athlon build up and running.
Specs are Athlon 1100, MSI K7T Pro2, 256MB Ram. Originally had a Quadro 2 Pro AGP graphics card, but also tried a TNT and a Matrox with the same result. Parts predominantly sourced from ebay.
I powered the machine up this morning, all working fine. Ran thru windows 98 setup, formatted drives etc, got past the first reboot and eventually reached the stage where its asking for inputs (computer name, CD key etc). As i'm entering the key, i hear a tiny click from the PC speaker and the monitor blacks out.
Rebooted it and nothing, no video, no beep codes, just a black screen.
Tried a few graphics cards and eventually realised that if i leave it off for a while, it will bring up the bios screens, sometimes even make it thru post and "beep", then the screen goes black. If i try again, it will just remain black, or you might get a bit less of the POST. Usually you can hear the same click from the PC speaker that it made when it first died.
I've tried a different known good PSU, pulled all the PCI cards leaving just the graphics card, tried reseating the ram into a different slot.
Its sort of looking like a bad motherboard or CPU?