Yes the corner with the extra pin is where the pin1 corner goes. Its also the corner where the hinge for the lever is. The cpu should have 1 corner slightly angled on the ceramic too so you can see it even with a heatsink on.quick sanity check... I'm trying to install my 486 DX-2 into my Socket 3 motherboard that it usually lives in. I'm trying to orient the CPU into the socket the correct way but the heatsink is very stuck to the top of the CPU so I can't see the little triangle marking which way I should orient the CPU! On the bottom, centre of the CPU is a gold square with a little 'offshoot' to one corner. I'm pretty sure that this corner is the one that is slightly sliced off edge to indicate that that is the corner for orientation but it's kind of hard to tell from the bottom. Can anyone confirm that the gold leg thing on the bottom of the CPU points towards the corner?
And that this should line up to the corner of the socket with the extra pin hole?
I was looking through some of my old PC games so took some pictures
Thanks!! I'm yet to open the case, I need to check the model nr, I hope it's one from the list to make it easier.
I got one too with dual Celeron, I think this board supports only Celeron and up to 600 Mhz if I remember correctly. I believe it was the first motherboard to support dual Celeron CPUsGot an Abit BP6 on the way, very fond memories of this board from 1999.
Do you have a post card to try and diagnose it?Man, it's so frustrating troubleshooting old motherboards. I got this beautiful case with LED frequency display and I wanted to build my first PC with Pentium 133. I won an ABIT PH5 at auction for 15£ and it arrived after 2 weeks..and it doesn't work, I tried everything, cache, no cache, checked all jumpers, tried 8 pairs of ram, nothing... The other board (AVX55C) works fine, but the screws don't align with the case and it shows a max of 32 MB of ram, no matter what kind or size of RAM I use...
I'm trying now to replace the AVX55C with another board I saw on the ebay sellers page, hopefully I can pick it up on Sunday.
And I need to figure out how to manage the case to display 133, this will be fun too. As far as I know is through trial and error, just move the jumpers until I get the 133...
Thanks for the idea, I never had a post card, I ordered one now and will try it on the board when it arrives.Do you have a post card to try and diagnose it?
Those LED displays are usually easy to figure out especially with the site posted above. Its one of the last things I need to do to finish my 486 tower.
I won a sound blaster vibra 16 for £9.10 today for no reason other than it was cheap and nice to have a real opl3 card around for that price.
Im quite pleased with it. I did get outbid but flipped a coin on wether or not to go higher... Glad I didThanks for the idea, I never had a post card, I ordered one now and will try it on the board when it arrives.
I was watching that SB16 too, but I got the Mach64 card instead. You got a good deal there