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socket 7 conspiracy?

By gwr24hrs ·
i have seen 2 of the same problems, symptoms,etc., in two almost identical pc's. both have super socket 7 mobo's, AMD 500 mhz, displays AGP. one tyan, one ( forgot?). anyway both were great running on the networks attached to with no warning signs. poof! no boot, bios cannot be accessed, ive tried all types of trouble shooting.there are no one pumping out the s-s-7 mobo's ,anybody see the conspiracy,any feed back woul be helpful.

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by TheChas In reply to socket 7 conspiracy?

No conspiracy, just simple economics.

Socket 7 is 2 major, and several minor generations behind the current production of computers.

Since AMD is no longer manufacturing the K6 series of CPUs, and everyone is building systems with socket A CPUs, there is no economic justification to build new Socket 7 motherboards.

You can still find some leftover socket 7 motherboards with a careful search of the surplus PC parts outlets.
www.compgeeks.com
www.computersurplusoutlet.com
www.pcliquidator.com
www.surpluscomputers.com

And even ebay.

If you look at the cost of building a new PC, it is nearly the same from 900MHz to 1600MHz of CPU speed. So, why build a 500MHz system that will cost the same or more?

Assuming your socket 7's are AXT style motherboards, you can upgrade to socket A for under $100 with careful shopping.

Chas

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by electricdragon In reply to socket 7 conspiracy?

Hi,
I'm not sure why you cannot access the BIOS, but I'll take a stab, before you trashout the MB, try this: open the case, and find the "clear CMOS" jumper, (most MB's have one) move jumper to "clear" leave for 60 seconds, then put jumper back where it was, if you cant get to it (the BIOS) after that, you probably need a new MB.
hth
E.D.

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