Dead Mother Board!

March 21, 2011 at 16:15:33
Specs: None, 2.66Ghz CPU,0MB RAM
I just got a asrock p4vm490 mobo and it doesn't work.I wouls like to fix it.
It currently has:
0 MB of RAM
2.66GHz CPU
No hard disk
no floppy drive
3v battery
250w Power Supply

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#1
March 21, 2011 at 16:41:25
You should be asking your questions in the Hardware forum. I'll give you a hint - you can't test a board without RAM.

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#2
March 21, 2011 at 16:49:15
test the power supply
how many pins memory?
the bios chip does it find easy on ebay
so run down parts price and if so or not so

see what you like
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#3
March 21, 2011 at 17:05:59
A search (Google) for the p4vm490 MB leads to Tai used component shops. This cannot be a reasonably current MB. You can boot without a hard drive, at least as far as post and set up, but I am pretty sure you will not get anywhere near that far without RAM installed, so your conclusion is not valid. If you do not have compatible memory laying around, you probably should not waste any money on it, but with more information though, I could not tell for sure (what CPU type does it take for example?).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
March 22, 2011 at 12:50:03
Here is the CPU type:
Intel Pentium 4 CPU
2.66Ghz

It';s this tiny CPU that won't fit any other computers I have


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#5
March 22, 2011 at 16:41:27
Your CPU spec's:
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?i...
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Penti...
This is an early socket Pentium 4 (socket 478) It's old and you will probably not be too happy even if you get it running. The latest OS that will probably support your board is Windows XP If you can get drivers for the board (I did not come across a mfg. or support website for the board (try Googling). Like I said before, it's not worth spending any money on, I have retired systems newer than that one recently. It will be too slow for any browser after IE6.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
March 22, 2011 at 16:59:20
Well I want to get it running! :)

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