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From: Jo on 08/22/2003
I just got this new Mobo and chip (Biostar M7VIP Pro w/Athlon XP 2600 333FSB, Kingston PC2700/333Mhz-512MB DDR RAM), and the first time I booted it up, I saw the Biostar logo, then went to POST and very slowly showed the CPU type as Athlon XP 2600 and the full 512 MB RAM, then the attached drives. It somewhat seemed to pause at that point. After waiting about a minute (or 2), I pressed DEL to get into CMOS (after 5 min!). I currently have a Diamond S3 Savage 4 Pro 32 MB AGP 4x vid card. Video seems to work ok...have even tried it with my Radeon 7500 64 MB card (both AGP 4x, this board supports up to 8x).

In all instances it eventually gets to this "hardware Monitor” screen and starts flashing on the screen, as if the screen is turning on and off. There is another message that says ‘Updating ESCD…Success’. Another instance was with the Radeon Vid card to see if there was a hardware conflict with the older card. Same thing.

I was expecting this to scream all the way through a 30 min install of XP Pro, but even in CMOS screens, it seems to lag or be sluggish in between selections. I have also tried removing all devices, clearing CMOS, swapped Vid cards, but it‘s still VERY slow.

After fiddling around with this till midnight last night, I found that the PC will boot up to floppy or HDD, after waiting at least 5 min (way too long). This just doesn't seem right to wait this long though. The screen stopped flashing after it started to boot from HDD or floppy, so I'm at a loss here. Any help here is appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Jo

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From: Dan on 11/19/2005
I picked up this same motherboard on E-Bay (M7VIT Pro) and it came with the Anthlon XP2600, from someone who upgraded their PC. The odd problem I am having is getting any video on boot. I have tried different AGP Video cards, PCI video cards, memory, unplugging most everything. I replaced the CMOS battery and reset the BIOS with the jumper and no matter what I get no video. I'm starting to think this thing is toast and I got ripped off, but thought you might have some ideas. It was worth a shot... :)
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From: Bill on 10/21/2005
I have an inext 2600+ with a m7vid mobo for almost 2 1/2 years now I did increase ram to 1 gig But it's working awsome I've never had a problem
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From: Joe on 04/24/2004
I also have a Biostar M7VIP Pro w/Athlon XP 2600 333FSB with 512k or dram. Is your system an INext that is sold through Radio Shack? Mine is and I have had other problems in booting. Mine was freezing on boot too. I changed the AGP setting to PCI first and disabled all the sequences of boot in the cmos . Now I force it to boot in 3.5 first, hard drive second, and CD-Rom third all the rest is disabled. When my system jams on boot, I do a cold boot by turning the PC power supply switch off and then back on. This switch is located in the rear of the PC. My problem could be like yours having something in commun. It seems to be a power supply problem associated with other problems. I plan to send my PC in for repair before the warranty is over. I would check with your retail sales man to see if it is under warranty. Also check with the web site http://www.biostar-usa.com/mbdownloads.asp?model=m7vit+pro
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From: Angie on 08/23/2003
To clarify my suggestion,I meant configure your drive as Master,Single
I assume there is only one hard disk!
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From: Angie on 08/23/2003
Is your hard disk set as Master,Primary?Your problem seems to suggest it may not be set up correctly.Check it out!
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