I have the same board without the +, i have a problem too, i know that mine not work when the CMOS clear jumper is in the wrong position. i also have trouble when i plug the keyboard in. so i cant get to the BIOS. start from scratch though with just a video card and the ram. thats my advice, but im not a guru.
Are you sure your CPU is seated correctly? No Beeps, most of the time is Bad/no CPU, or Bad Mobo, or No Power. Does your P/S fan run? Don't worry about your DDR, the mobo isn't even getting past the CPU. Take your mobo out of the case and place it on a NON-CONDUCTING SURFACE, reinstall everything, and power it up, if it runs check the mobo and if it is making contact on the case/mobo back plate somewhere. Good Luck
Keep Hope Alive!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by tilepusher on 10/25/01 05:07 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
I had that problem. The manual is wrong abuot the clear cmos jumper.
as Mulder [and conti] says, set the jumper to clear CMOS (as per the manual) and ..hopefully.. it will boot.
good luck fella.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by monkeyspank on 11/17/01 01:17 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
November 16, 2001 6:53:06 PM
email Epox. they will send you a BIOS chip N/C. I just got my new bios yesterday, ordered it Tuesday, and it dialed it right in. Best support in the buisiness. Its not that the BIOS is bad it is that the chip itself is incompatable with something. Whats awesome is this system has not crashed since I've had it and that is with it having a bad chip for the last 3 weeks. This is one killer board. Period
I'm not trying to be funny but did you try booting with the clear cmos jumper the other way round?
If so, then it is a shame that some of these boards don't work, cos the ones that do are as nice as.
I'm running an athlon 1.3 at 1.44 ~160 (320) FSB! perfectly stable. And when it comes to overclocking... i'm just a spring chicken.
Sandra is telling me 1190 int MMX and 1135 FPU for memory bandwidth.
Can't be all that bad can it?
Sorry if this doesnt help cambcri but i needed to pick up on that point.
BTW, OcUK have the A7v266-E in stock.
November 17, 2001 12:25:30 AM
<i>..."hey RJD, I'm not trying to be funny but did you try booting with the clear cmos jumper the other way round?..."</i>
I sure did, to no avail. Moreover, I checked and rechecked ALL jumpers, but still got a dark screen with no POST beeps whatsoever.
Let's face it dude...these obviously are LEMON boards regardless of your favorable experience, and as a result I personally don't have any patience in dealing with replacing faulty BIOS chips. I want a board that WORKS, right on the spot. Thanks for the ocUK tip though. But I think I'll wait until those boards are more available to local vendors before I buy.