I am working on my daughter's ABit AN7 computer. The Northbridge fan
was noisy, so I opened it up, lifted the seal from the bearings and
added a drop of oil. Tried to reboot with the case open, but boot
process hung. This MB has a post code display, and the code shows that
preliminary power checks pass, but fails to run the BIOS posts (code
90). I have removed the video card and unplugged all drives and
memory. Result is the same.
1. Any thoughts as to how to proceed?
2. Suggestions on possible MB replacements that will take AMD XP 2700,
PC3200 DDR, with SATA. I see the AN7 still listed, but the price is
$169 (more than I paid 2 years ago)!
3. Suggestions on minimal upgrade to 64bit CPU and MB. Is it possible
to use the old memory with any of them?
I am away from home and must leave early Sunday, but am in the Chicago
area, so store access is good.
Your suggestions are appreciated!