First post, by 987computer
The hardware specs are as follows:
- Motherboard: Biostar M7VIW (Socket 462)
- CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73 GHz)
- RAM: Kingston (512 MB, DDR 266, PC2100)
- GPU: ATI Rage128 Pro (16 MB VRAM)
- PSU: Maxpower PX-300W
Upon putting together only the critical components listed above, it wouldn't even pass the POST.
5 months after ordering the parts off of eBay, I bought myself a POST card off of Amazon, it said "C100" (the first half being what many sources say is the memory being the issue).
So I ordered another set of the same amount of memory (the brand being Samsung, with virtually no other hardware differences) for that reason, hoping it was the first set.
No dice. Nada.
I've even been messing with jumpers and stuff like that, still the same result.
Before I even bought the diagnostic card, I recorded the PC speaker's tones (attached here) in hopes that someone would even know what that meant.
I've already spent over $100 (including the shipping costs) and I'm not willing to spend even more on hardware from a different era.
Lastly, before I even ordered the other parts, I've looked over and over on the motherboard's documentation some of the core parts that were technically compatible with it just to verify that they would work.