I am almost positive the Celeron 1.4 should work, as the last post on the previous string of this problem showed he had upgraded his system to a 1.4 and works perfectly. Help would be very much appreciated, cause I just don't know what else to do after hours of frustrated attempts.
Yea it was a NEC Powermate VT300i. I really don't remember where or how I got that BIOS upgraded to what it is now though. Would my current BIOS eventually become a problem, or is it up to date enough?
Release notes of the 3.3 Bios :
This update adds support for PIII and Coppermine processors up to 800 MHz,
Celeron processors up to 500 MHz, and Hard drives over 32 GB. It also corrects SCSI and IDE boot conflicts for DOS, Windows 95 and Windows 98
if it has the same mainboard as in this post: no problem. but make sure you'll get a model that has 100MHz fsb (and you're gonna pay for that, no doubt!). i recommend getting a 566/600 MHz celeron (fcpga package) and run it on 100MHz fsb 566->850/600->900 MHz. i've plenty of them running that way and they have a nice performance. you can get them from a huge online auction site for <5EUR (incl. shipping).