ive carefully assembled everything and tried all the usual stuff of taking out the excess stuff. Ive also tried to use the guru panel to see if it can acess info about the main components needed to pass the POST but it all seems fine: i just cant hear the main beep and get into BIOS! any help would be greatly appreciated, cheers!
ive tried all that and still nothing (btw, i only have one stick of RAM). Ive got a POST counter on my mobo, maybe the code on that means something?? its sticks on CF when its like this... any other suggestions?
sorry for double posting but ive just found out: the motherboard only supports X2 processors with an updated bios apparently, dont know which one and i have no idea on how to get it onto the motherboard.... any ideas?
found it! just dont know how to actually install it onto the motherboard, anyone got any ideas on how to do that?
It will vary from mb to mb maker, but many will require you have/make a bootable floppy, and some allow it to be updated within WIndows (MSI)...
You might have to borrow a single core procesor to install it, obviously, although I'd expect the BIOS support issue mainly to resolve the use of the dual core issue, and correclty identifying the X2 series, I would not expect it to not POST with a dually....
Check Abit's website for the download and instructions...should be under downloads and/or support