Originally Posted by kapone
Sorry Mfusick, I was busy with other things and didn't login into AVS till now. All sorted out?
YEAH I DID I THINK.
I need to test it today. But it appeared to finish all the flash steps and confirm success on the screen.
I have not booted into the card. Yet. But I think it's ok. I first try my Asus A8N- but it appears to run x16 and x1 or x8 and x8. My card was running x16 so I believe the IBM card was getting x1. This caused problems. My board did not have integrated graphics so I could not remove the card.
Then--- I hooked up my Rosewill PSU, installed a CPU, slapped in some DDR3 ram and tried my Asrock Z77. Unlike the two previous Asrocks- This motherboard did not have any power on buttons on the motherboard so I very easily opened the Silverstone HTPC case I had- and just ran the power LED header switches so I could turn it on and off easily. I never bothered installing the motherboard- I just let it hang open on the counter.
That worked to fix my original issue- that failed (Step 2) I basically started all over and got to step 3. Then I got the FAILED PAL thing. of coarse it was new mobo with new bios.
So --- then I went and got an old HP Athlon X2 5000 machine that actually had integrated graphics. I popped the IBM card into that.. and it did not fail the PAL thing. I completed the flashing. It looks good.
In retrospect- It would have been smarter and easier to just use that machine the first time. Would have taken me only ten minutes.