I bought (cheaply) a MSI 865pe neo2 MOBO... well I am a recycler and I am trying to get this to post.
I bought it knowing they had bad flashed it... anyhow
I scrounged parts for it and am trying to force AMIBOOT.rom on a floppy this has been an MSI typical bad bios stuff
still no boot control& home key sequence... floppy won't force.
I am trying 256mb pc2700 mem (centon)...
I have a northwood 3gig cpu in so I know this mem is slower than I want but it still should post.
running a 500watt PSU (3.3v wattage is lower than other forums are saying is needed but I am an Electrician and am not convinced).
cpu fan and chipset fans start when it's turned on... and Diagnostic 4 leds are saying Memory... but without Bios is this even a possibilty?
I have good Volts 12,5,3.3 at PSU checked connections, reseated.
I am trying with one stick ram , 3g cpu with 800fsb, pci video without monitor hooked up after a hundred some trys... just been watching the D braket MSI diagnostic led's no Beep codes..
anyone out there have any new Ideas?
I am looking at ordering a PCI post diagnostic card to see what the bios is even trying...