First post, by aarondavid47
I've recently discovered an old Pentium 166 build in my parent's attic.
The specs are:
Pentium-s 166mhz (non mmx) overclocked to 188mhz
Sis 6215 (1 mb VRAM) video card
256 MB SDRAM
4 GB Seagate IDE Hard drive
Jamicon SM-P5TX3 (Intel 430TX) motherboard
Windows 98 SE
I wanted to try a few 1998-2000 games like Midtown madness, Age of empires 1 & 2 and run emulators like zsnes and nestical. Unfortunately the Sis 6215 is crappy and has only 1 mb of VRAM.
So i ordered an ATI Rage XL 8mb PCI VGA graphics card off amazon. It looks like these are the only PCI graphics cards still in production. Anyways, i tried installing the graphics card into the motherboard but its does not post. I only get the error beep sounds that after checking up what they mean i found out that it means that the motherboard hasnt detected a video card.
Could you plz help me on what is to be done? I tried enabling PCI 2.1 compliance in the BIOS. It still gives me the error beep codes
The ATI Rage XL comes with a universal 3.3v and 5v connector. My motherboard has a 5v slot.