i've just been looking on ebay and found one of these - does anyone know how they work and why you'd need one
any answers most appreciated
hey bert how are you. the cards work by reading the mb cmos and registers just like the mb bios would and turn the info ito a hex code. with a list like this one. http://www.bioscentral.com/postcodes/awardbios.htm#
you can see what holding up a mb with no video.
when you have a know good ps/ram/cpu and it wont post.
the item i was looking at wouldn't of worked with my pc but i saw it for 3 quid and was intrigued by what it could do - i'm trying to learn about motherboards and bios' ( how to flash them, updates and generally how they work ) this is not easy going but i'll get there
The terminology is a bit mad but then i've only been on here a few weeks