Guys I think I have CRACKED THE CODE!!! Not out of the water yet because I have to test more but I just got it to work 2 times in a row.
It isn't the bios. It isn't a bad cap. It isn't bad cache. It isn't bad PCI/ISA cards. It's...
The Front Panel Header.
This whole time I'm trying to hunt down an issue elsewhere but when I unplugged the front panel connectors, it worked. I thought it was a fluke (I had it work a couple times with them plugged in by chance) but I plugged all the cables back in (took a pic before hand) and it stopped working again. Then I realized the only thing that changed was the FP header, so I unplugged them all again and it worked fine.
I took a brief look at the manual and there is a turbo thing and an SMI thing. I must have had something hooked up to the wrong pins.
https://www.elhvb.com/mobokive/archive/Azza/m … ual/5is/5is.pdf
Look on page 4-5 for a description but also 3-1 for the layout. I remember not understanding exactly where to put everything because the manual is confusing.
I'm gonna go do some testing and be back later.
Can you guys guess as to which one of these things was the culprit? I'm gonna guess the SMI thing. I don't even know what that is.