Is your memory not fully recognized? (Intel VX chipset Memory recognition)
#47108 by JEWilson
Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:53 pm
Recd this mobo dead.

The mobo had a number of vented caps. Replaced all the bad caps
and checked remainder with ESR meter.

Powered up mobo with an Athlon XP 2600+ (AXDA2600DKV3D)
I installed an Infineon 512MB PC3200 DIMM
The mobo has award bios 20040729 - 8rda4729.bin

I found the battery dead as the mobo would not retain settings

Having problems getting the mobo to start correctly
As it is an EPOX, has a POST Code display.
This halts at 1C and 25 and some other codes.

I reflashed the BIOS but believe, after the above, the BIOS.
load step is not committing and this may, in fact be a bad.
BIOS checksum - hence 1C and/or incompatible memory as
with test extended memory as with 25.

The BIOS device is PMC 4MBit LPC type.
Are these suspect? I could test the device with my fware flasher.
Reseat the BIOS IC?

Any comments? Suggestions?