First of all, I want to thank everyone who has replied to this thread. I'm afraid I may have waisted your time. It seems to me that the processor has just gone bad. Judging by it eratic behavior, I'm thinking and electrostatic shock. (it was kept in a bin of various used parts for nearly 2yrs.)
I do, however, have another question. I went to the local used computer shop and picked up an AMD K6-2 300MHz CPU. I know that the standard passive heat sink system won't adiquitly cool this chip, so I have spent the entire night (it is now 3:14 A.M.) searching for the best fan solution. I know the Tennmax is the best because it runs on 5V and is slim. However, I already have a very small 486 fan/heat sink combo that I would like to use. It's a 12V .08A DC fan which, it just so happens, clips directly to the outer heat shield on the AMD processor (score!). I've been reading through the posts and have been dismayed to find there is no 12V lead off of the motherboard. I was intrigued by the idea that you could take the 19V+ and 5V+ and put them together instead of going to ground and you would get 14V. I tried this out. I soldered a lead to the 19V+ on the main connector and then connected the ground end to the 5V+ on CN12. This yeilded interesting results! When the power is hooked to the system and the system is off, the fan spins fast and loud. When I turn on the power the fan slows and quiets to it's normal range. Once you turn the power back off, it goes back to screaming fast and loud.
Is there a way to eliminate it from the FAST and LOUD part of running? I just want it to come on with the computer.
Also, before anyone mentions it: My fan WILL NOT start itself if you try to run on just 5V. If you spin it with your finger it will continue to spin, but hardly enough to properly cool the computer.
Sorry about a long post. I hope someone has an answer for me. I was trying to avoid resisters and gates and the such (I'm no EE)
Thanks for the time!