First post, by mekamayhem
So I purchased a motherboard on ebay , this one in fact :
NewTech/SMT TS-486 Terminator
I like the size as it should fit well in an ATX case with a bit of luck.
It arrived today so I connected it up with a video card .. nothing dead.
Connected a speaker for diagnostics but no beeps. Some of the solder joints were oxidized so I fixed them nothing major though .
Connected it up again now I had a long singular beep tone so progress! I assumed that was due to not having any RAM added so I did that but then back to no tone and no post.
I was looking at the board whilst it was turned on still then it just posted randomly just before I turned it off.
I tried to make that happen again which it did but whilst the motherboard came with a intel dx2 50 overdrive it displayed dx2 66. I didn't think too much of that and it got to a point where I could get it to post randomly.
I looked over the manual, the jumper settings were pretty much wrong. Changed a few .. still detected as a dx2 66 but it would post more frequently , the onboard controller wouldn't auto detect drives nor would they work if I set them manually. I wasn't sure what the CPU voltage needed to be so looked up the specifications .. what do you know those jumpers were wrong also.
Changed to the correct voltage then the drive controller started to work as it should. The board would post most of the time not every time. I needed to change the FSB jumpers then CPU displayed correctly.
Posts every time now. You would assume if a motherboard comes with a CPU installed it would be ready to go right ?
Maybe this will help someone ?