|it is one single beep, and in fact, i plugged in some speakers, and it gave me a windows startup sound, and when i put a CD in, it spun it a bit and then played the music!|
so it's starting up fine!
the monitor out is indeed integrated with the motherboard.
there are a few free PCI slots.
there is a little thing with a bunch of jumpers. i wouldn't know what to do with them besides guess and check... is there a way to look up the specific motherboard i have and see what the jumper settings for it are?
how do i clear the CMOS? would that inhibit the normal startup, since i want to leave open the option of finding a PCI video card.
thanks so much for your advice, all. it's a big help. my friend will be very pleased if i can get this thing working again, since final papers are coming up real soon.