Your affirmation is correct, this motherboard is not longer supported but as an additional recommendation test the motherboard without memory installed looking for beep codes. If the motherboard gives the regular three beep codes, proceed with a BIOS recovery test. Instructions can be found here:
Latest BIOS update for this board can be downloaded here:
If the issue still persists, proceed to replace the motherboard and bear in mind that the components used on that board are not longer compatible with our latest motherboards families.
could be the powersupply, do you have another one to swap in to test?
upgraded the Bios to latest version #19... when i pulled ram got 3 beeps then after reinstalled them system did not want to re-start. thats when i updated the bios. Cannot see how the bios would prevent power up if when it energizes it powers perfectly afterwards without problem unitl system is unplugged for a few minutes again. Also dont believe its power supply, as I pulled out the power plug on MB and let the PS energize by itself for a few minutes then after I plu it in there is no different reaction. I think the MB is bad after 10 yrs. Just not sure if its worth replacing with the same board.
If you determine the motherboard is faulty please consider choosing a different model number for replacement on your system.
I tried a new Cmos battery. Didnt help any. Thanks for the advice, but I was hoping to get this board working as I would like to sell this computer. I have alredy built a new system and didnt know this board had all these problems. Investing in another board does not make sense at this time.