From what I can gather the P4 is right for the board but when I attached it the comp ran , fans everything, bot got no video signal to the monitor. I put the celeron back in and the comp is working again, if slooow.
I was told it coud be because of the bios and maybe I should update, but how ? As the company doesnt exist , I googles the board and found driver upgrade sites offering 1.1 versions and 1.7 , 1.8.
This is where I get stuck,Im no bios expert lol
If anyone has any info/suggestions as what I could do now I'd really appreciate it.
The latest BIOS was officially released on April 15, 2004; therefore yours should be very close to version 4408. What's displayed at POST (BIOS id string) at the btoom of the screen? Does CPU-Z, Mainboard, BIOS display the same version as SIW? Are you sure that motherboard isn't an OEM with a totally different BIOS?
You have to be very careful when flashing the BIOS. You need to be absolutely sure the BIOS file is for your motherboard. To flash the BIOS, you need a DOS bootable floppy, the correct flash utility (probably from Award, but it could also be from American Mehatrends or Phoenix), etc. Did you read bios_AF_Eng.txt from the first link that I provided?
Wait until you are 100% sure the BIOS file is the correct one for your motherboard. On the other hand, bricking that motherboard wouldn't be a big loss.
EDIT: Make sure the motherboard model is EP-P4MKI and not EP-P4MKI-S or EP-P4MKI-P as they use a different BIOS. Ideally you'd post a picture of CPU-Z, Mainboard tab.
It's up to you. Yours has a different BIOS, but it may work. Risk it only if you don't mind bricking the motherboard. Unfortunately finding accurate info for such old hardware is difficult. What CPU model did you buy and are you sure that it isn't defective?