[QUOTE=darien95;2129726]I’m not 100% sure, but I think it’s a Jetway 993AN/AS which the manual says supports 1.5GB of RAM. And I know for sure it supports at least 386 because I had that much working in it.[/QUOTE]
OK, but high density or low density ram ?
A few days ago I was switching the hard drives around in it and when starting it up, the BIOS screen that detects the CPU, RAM, and drives, would appear all gray after a few seconds. These hard drives have both worked fine in this PC before.
It would be nice if you could D/L the motherboard manual from Jetway, if it is a Jetway. There you will see the various BIOS screens w/values and settings.
Some older BIOSes don’t feature auto-detect and you have to manually enter drive values when making changes in drives.
After awhile, the PC wouldn’t even power on anymore. And I can’t get it to start at all now. I tried different power cords and re-inserting the power jumper on the motherboard, but it won’t turn on.
By this do you mean CMOS jumper ?
Just make sure that you know the RUN position and the RESET position and only move the jumper when the machine is unplugged.
Wait a few seconds then replace to RUN position.
Oh, and GROUND (earth) yourself before touching anything inside a computer case. Static electricity can kill components.
The motherboard is only 8 to 9 years old. I had just bought a fast Pentium III 1.4 Ghz processor for it. What could have gone wrong and how can I fix it?
That’s old !! Check the CMOS battery with a digital multi-tester set to 9v (you’re looking for a 3v reading)
It will be a bad battery if it’s your lucky day.
Make sure that the mobo will support that processor, just because it’s the correct socket DOES NOT mean the the board will support it.
Even on a good day it will sometimes take a BIOS flash to enable faster CPU support.
Do not fool around with flashing BIOS until the board is stable.