First post, by tauro
I'm putting together a Socket 370 system, aiming at the best from that era.
The Motherboard is a MSI 694T Pro VER 5. The CPU is a PIII-s (1.4 GHz 512KB L2 Cache)
All CPUs I tried on this board work perfectly, Coppermines, Celeron Tualatins, but... if I use the PIII-s the system posts, the processor is recognized correctly. It even boots DOS, but the memory is not working well at all.
Speedsys shows "Failed" after testing the extended memory, Memtest86 shows lots of errors, I could go on.
Interestingly, all the other CPUs work fine with my RAM (and I also tried many other RAMs, also different sizes/slots with the same result).
I tried this very same CPU (PIII-s) on a BIOSTAR M6VLR with a 8601T chipset, and... everything works fine.
(This chipset is also detected as PLE133T, by the way).
I also used this CPU on a 815e modded motherboard, and it works perfectly, but there's that crippling 512mb limitation which is a bummer for me, I was looking to triple boot 98, XP and some GNU/Linux distro. That's why I'm inclined to the PLE133T chipset.
So, what else could I try? I'd really like to use the MSI 694T Pro.
I already flashed the latest BIOS, checksum is ok. I'm really puzzled.
Did you ever experience something similar? with this processor? with this motherboard? Any ideas?