I just got the SL-DRV2 mobo and the AMD 1.666 ghz XP and a 400W power supply. Whenever I turn on the computer, all I get is this little blue strip of death saying "Video card connected?" I tested a friends monitor and it too does not work. I am at a loss for what to do but I assume that it's the mobo that isn't working right. Does anybody have any ideas as what to do? Thanks.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by MStakem on 01/27/02 04:18 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
When you restart your system you should see the revision number right above the memory check. I have an unlocked athlon 1900+ running at 1666mhz (2000+) and it runs just find using this board (the mobo detects it as a 2000+). In fact I would recommend this board over the other KT266A boards out there.
You can always try to unbend those pins using a 0.5mm mechanical pencil. I think a 0.3mm would work but havn't tried.
The problem is that I can't see anything on my monitor except a message admonishing me to make sure that the monitor is connected properly. Could this be a symptom of my crushing the processor when putting on the heatsink? I've been going from teh least expensive problems to the more expensive ones (I first thought it might be the psu but that wasn't it, now it's probably not the mobo, I think at this point I'd rather it be that I crushed the processor so at least I'd konw what's wrong =\ )
I did straighten out the pins and it fell right into the slot and lock properly.
I have the thermalTake volcano 7 and there are those 6 little latchs on the 75drv2 mobo to attach heatsinks to and I cannot use the two in the middle because there is some big fat capacitor in the way so I had to use two on the side but all 4 of the pads are taking some pressure from the heatsink, I was wondering however if this might have put too much pressure on one side of the processor?
I cannot use the two in the middle because there is some big fat capacitor in the way so I had to use two on the side
Do you mean you shifted the whole heatsink to the left/right to attach the clips? If so, I would think that you could have damaged the chip. If I'm thinking logically, the pressure of the clip should be applied directly to the center of the core to get even pressure. If you shifted the heatsink away from the center of the core/processor, then that uneven pressure might have cracked the core or cause improper cooling.