First post, by Gary.H
Had an account here years ago but lost it and its password when my email provider shutdown.
So, back again.
Circa 2013 I bought a Shuttle Hot 433 motherboard, AMD 5x86 -133 and Tseng Labs ET4000 PCI graphics card.
At the same time our daughter was born. Motherboard parcel arrived and remained unopened.
Fast forward almost nine years and I rediscover the 486 kit and resolve to finally build it up !
Current state of play:
With ET4000 graphics card in: No POST beeps. No display.
With no graphics card: 8 POST beeps (meaning graphics card missing ?) - rapid ticking sound of the RAM being counted/checked and then 2 POST beeps (RAM error ?)
Have a PCI Voodoo 2 PCI graphics card which gives the same (no POST beeps) result as having no graphics card installed.
Both graphics cards are unproven.
Suggestions as to whether my POST beep diagnosis is correct and how to proceed are welcome.