QUOTE(dirtmerchant @ Feb 19 2005, 03:49 AM)
that's too bad that you have had some bad luck with the chip.
Mine took a little bit of patience to install.. but that's about it.
Yeah I was frustrated... but in the end : it wasn't the chip's fault (although everybody seems to blame the chip first)
same here... works like a charm now!!! Does everything I want!
You guys could try filing off those little nipples on the chip (next to where the IDE port sits, you know where the write-disable was broken out).
If you file that down a little to make it a smooth line it should line up right. The 1.5 chips seem to be a little harder to fit in ("wiggle it a little it'll fit"). When you hear the d0 pin click it should work. once that's done keep it in place and tighten the screw.
you could also flash a bios where you have changed the colors (with XBtool) so you can see immediately if it's loading up the right bios...
it's probably not the chip that's broken.
hope that could help...