First post, by PTherapist
For reference the board is: FIC KB-6130-Z.
Been playing around with this motherboard with Intel 440BX chipset. It has always been paired with a Pentium III 450MHz Katmai CPU (450/256/100, 2.0V) amd works well with that.
I recently got a Slotket and installed a PIII 1.0GHz CPU (Coppermine, 1000/256/100 1.75V) and it worked, however it was overheating due to a poor cooler fitting and was freezing after being switched on for some time. At least - I assumed the issue was overheating, unfortunately I accidentally damaged this CPU when removing the cooler and it's now dead so I can't test any further.
Since then I've tested several different CPUs with varying results:
2x PIII 550/512/100, 2.0V (Katmai) = Can get into the BIOS with both, but can't get any OS to boot, just irql_not_less_or_equal BSOD with Windows.
PIII 667/256/133, 1.7V (Coppermine) @ 100MHz FSB = Works OK (@ 133MHz = BSOD shortly after boot - 133MHz not supported so expected this not to work)
Celeron 1100/128/100 (Coppermine), 1.75V = Can get into the BIOS, but any attempt to boot an OS results in a system freeze.
Anybody have any ideas why this board might be being so picky with different CPUs? The Celeron 1.1GHz was the only chip that the BIOS didn't correctly recognise, all the rest it did. I thought maybe it was voltage related, but the 450 & 550MHz Katmai chips both use 2.0V.
Also don't suppose anybody has a later BIOS for this board? BIOS shows MH4120 at boot and the text at the bottom shows: 01/11/2001-i440BX-SMC60X-2A69KF0DC-00.