Ive got a 1200 amd chip on an ECS K7S5A motherboard with 128mb ram, it was running on Win 98 but kept locking up and took about 5 attempts to boot up, I've now bought 256mb of RAM extra, however when i put it onto board(with old 128MB) it begins to boot up but stops halfway through, or it doesn't even attempt to boot if i only use new 256mb RAM. Why is this? and , Why wont it boot up with both? I have also attempted to install/run Win XP (on 128mb ram) it installed ok but certain programs like Norton wouldn't work neither would modem....Any thoughts???
To clear the cmos, you can short the pins on the motherboard. The jumper connection consists of 3 pins. Two of these pins are covered in a plastic sheath ( jumper ). When the sheath is moved to different pins, it shorts the cmos ( resets it ).