Reply 160 of 225, by retro games 100
ATM, I have absolutely no wire to continue with my testing. But I have managed to set up a temporary connection between pins BF0 and BF1. I got a shard of staple, and sellotaped it to the two pins. Not on the surface side of the CPU, but on the pins side of the CPU. The shard of staple is thin enough to allow the CPU to sit inside the CPU socket holes OK. I set the mobo's multi to 4x, hoping that the POST screen will display 266 MHz, but it does not. Instead, it displays 166 MHz. That's curious. In my earlier failed test above, the POST screen displayed 133 MHz.
Now, I might try and short pins BF0 and "NC" (pin W33), using this temporary sellotaped staple method...
Edit: I just tried shorting the BF0 + NC (W33) pins: no joy. The BIOS POST screen reports the CPU as 166 MHz. Oh well. 🙁
Edit 2: Double no joy. 🙁 🙁 The CPU I accidentally drowned with silver paint may have been my "lucky" CPU. Because with it, I could just about use it at 333 MHz. I tried just a back up CPU (same CPU code, etc), and it won't POST at all at 333 MHz.