All of my results like this were that RAM was not
really there. It is
copying the C code to ram, which isn't there, and then jumping to garbage,
which on many mobos results in a reboot eventually.
Could be the ram is in the wrong slot. Did you try
all RAM sockets? Some
bridge implementations in LinuxBios expect a particular socket (#1 if it is
There is only the one slot. This particular system would only accept EDO
before, but it's a 430TX chipset which should work with either. I tried both
EDO and SDRAM SODIMMs without success.
Time to unsolder the part. I think I'm going to install a DIP socket and
officially declare this particular motherboard my sacrificial system. :-)