Please Help Me!!!! Problems With My New SOYO SY-5EHM Motherboard & AMD K6-2/450 CPU!
I just purchased a SOYO SY-5EHM Motherboard and AMD K6-2/450 CPU and I can't get this processor to work with this board no matter what! It seems like every time I go to 100MHz Bus speed it won't come up! Everything comes up fine when I set the bus to 66MHz. I have tried the latest BIOS update from SOYO for this board 5EH1BE1.BIN and the problems I described still exist, no difference whatsover! I have also downloaded the latest jumper setting information and set the jumpers accordingly for this processor. (2.4V, 100MHz x 4.5). The BIOS update listed specificly that supports the AMD K6-2 400 & 450 was the one I first wanted to dowload but it was not available. The message I recieved was (Could Not Be Found On Server) I have a feeling that this problem does not have anything to do with the BIOS version because nothing seems to power up at a 100MHz Bus speed. I am using 100MHz PC100 SDRAM, 1 128MB & 1 64MB. I know about the CMOS Clear jumper and that is not the problem. Can someone send me an updated Awards BIOS chip that will support my CPU or tell me where I can purchase on cheap for the SY-5EHM Motherboard. This board is brand new and I never have got to use it!! Please Help Me!
I doubt that it is your BIOS causing the problem. Something on your system is choking on 100mhz.
Did you try experimenting with turning off the L2 cache in BIOS? Also, what is your operating system W98? What is the highest speed at 66mhz?
Thanks For The Reply!
I got it to get up to 300MHz, It first came up as 308MHz then after the BIOS update it came up as 300MHz. I know about the external (Level 2 1MB Cache) and it's not the problem. I would say it's the internal but I've disabled it. The board also boots just fine from a floppy and will go into programs and stuff. I purchased the board for the ultra fast ETEQ chipset and the reliability that SOYO boards normally give but this one really sucks!! I should of just went with the VIA MVP3 w/1MB Cache & AGP.
Figured it out! The board is defective! I had a feeling but was just hoping there was a solution! SOYO's tech support really sucked, didn't get any resonable help. Big dissapointment! I'm going to get me a VIA Apollo MVP4 w/2MB Pipelined Burst Cache. I will also be buying a post code tester!
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