I have a faulty Asus SP-97V Pentium motherboard. It doesn't boot, but it definitely takes power and does something.
I plugged a PCI diagnostics card into it, and it shows error codes
C1. It seems to be random.
Finding the meaning of Award POST codes isn't the easiest. Apparently the only thing that survived from that era till our present days are Spice Girls songs and millennials, so really nothing useful. Nevertheless, this list seems to be correct (see Award PNP BIOS section):
According to this:
||Turn off chipset cache|
||Memory presence test; OEM specific, test the size of on-board memory|
Smarter every day... except what would these mean? What's the problem with the memory?
I connected PC speaker, and it emits long beeps when the RAM modules aren't inserted. When they're plugged in, it doesn't beep. So that works as it's supposed to. But
C1 keep appearing, regardless if there's a RAM module or not. I already tried with a different set, with the same result.
Any suggestions what might be wrong with this board? Also, any comments on the code list? Do you think it's the right one?