I booted up my Zenith 486 motherboard today to try out a shiny new 32 MB Compact Flash card on it. It booted fine at first and reported a keyboard error. My mistake, wrong PS/2 port. Switched the keyboard to the other port, powered up and booted into the BIOS and it hung.
Off/on again, and I got this message:
0000000K System RAM Failed at offset: 0006 Failing Bits: 0039 5252
Off/on again, error code beeps
Off/on again, the board prints out the first few words of the normal screen, then hangs.
This board had been sitting in a garage, covered, for a few months. There is a bit of salty looking stuff on the back of the PCB and on the metal parts of the system RAM. Longshot though it may be, could this be causing the problem? Or is it time to give this aged board a burial? :(