First post, by Tuscani
I hope that someone can help me out with this as I have spent over a week trying jumper configurations to no avail.
I have a DataExpert 8049 mainboard, which is apparently a pretty nice socket 3 boards with 4 PCI slots. However, I have experienced nothing but hell trying to configure my AMD5x86ADW on this board.
For whatever reason, the multiplier always stays locked at 3x no matter what I set it to, leading to non-optimal cpu speeds. I'm aware of the internal 4X multiplier on the AM586, but even if I set the mobo to either an Intel 80486DX2 or AMDX2 which should be 2X cpu's, the multiplier stays locked at 3X, which is really frustrating as I cannot set it to a more stable 40Mhz BUS x4.
The Voodoo Banshee that I'm using with it can take the 50Mhz bus speed, and the systems is actually very stable like this under Win98se, but I really would like to use a PCI USB card for convenient small and quick data transfers, but as soon as I plug it i, Windows craps out and freezes 9 out of 10 times. I have tested this card with a 40x3 bus speed and it is completely stable, so it's the 50Mhz BUS speed that's killing my system stability.
I have the board manual and I have set the jumpers correctly for all sorts of i486, amd486, DX2, DX4 without success.
I believe that I ran out of luck with this board and I should start seeking for a different one, but at this rate socket 3 boards will reach current GPU prices, so I would like to avoid this if possible.
Has anyone else had experience with this particular board or can give me a word of advice on anything that I could be missing?
Thank you guys in advance, I really appreciate it.
DataExpert 8049 Socket 3 Mobo
Voodoo Banshee 16MB