ASUS P2B MB Starts Slow
Posted on 1998-12-08
I have a PII 233 system with 64MB of SDRAM on 2 32MB sticks. CardExpress, Intel 740chipset based AGP video card. SB 64 ISA sound card. 3Com 90x NIC. Goldstar 24x slotloader CD-ROM. Western Digital 6.4GB HDD. Epson 740 Inkjet printer (USB). HP 4100c scanner (USB). I have Windows 98 from a clean install (fdisk). Also have tried multiboot with NTS4 and SBS4.
Origanally built system in February with an Alton MB. This board sucked so I got an ASUS P2B (100MHz). I have the board jumpered down to 66MHz to use my PII 233 and 66MHz RAM.
Problem is, the ASUS board takes forever to boot. Doesn't matter if it is a cold boot, or an OS restart. The board takes at least 5 minutes to post. Then beeps once, then finds the OS and continues like there is nothing wrong. I have never seen a board take 5 minutes to post. I have built other systems with ASUS P2B boards and they all work fine.
I have checked the BIOS and cannot get anything to make it boot faster.
I delete at least one of my OS's every month. Reinstalling all of my apps is bad enough without the board taking forever to boot.