> After having severe trouble with a motherboard that randomly would
> not pass the power-on self-test (POST), I feel compelled to ask the
> following question:
> Who makes motherboards with *visual* POST debug support?
> It appears less and less common for mobo manufacturers to include a
> *visual* POST code in the form of a 2-digit 7-segment LED display or
> similar method.
> Does anyone know which motherboard manufacturers still include such a
> feature in 2009? I looked at some ASUS boards that did NOT have it,
> including the M2NPV-VM I have been having problems with. In fact, this
> mobo does not even play audible POST codes on the case speaker. or by
> any other means for that sake.
> I had an EPOX board that had a great 2-digit LED readout, but EPOX
> seems to have faded...
The Nvidia contract manufactured boards include it. EVGA for example,
resells boards that come from Nvidia. EVGA puts their own
heatsink and logo on the board. Nvidia gets them contract manufactured
somewhere. Those tend to have Port 80 displays on them.
On this EVGA SLI board, the Port 80 display is in the upper
right hand corner of the picture.
EVGA 122-YW-E173-TR (LGA 775, NVIDIA nForce 750i)
This DFI Lanparty board has it as well
DFI LANPARTY LT X48-T3RS (LGA 775, Intel X48) http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggIma...136-052-04.jpg
So you can find it, but there is no systematic way to do so.
It may not receive much attention in advertisements for example.