On Thursday 31 August 2006 09:57 pm, Julian Wolfe wrote:
Some 8-bit MBs had stuff that would get in the
way of doing
Literally too, not just figuratively Usually in the form of a chip :(
Yeah, and I remember (and probably still have some of) 8-bit cards that had
some board extending downwards where you couldn't put them into a 16-bit slot
This sounds a lot like what I did with my 5155, except
that I didn't go so
far as VGA.
1.44MB floppy drive
AST RAMpage/2 card with 2MB RAM
ATI EGA Wonder hooked to internal display - this is the only card that will
work with the internal 5155 display. One hell of a tough thing to track
I'm pretty sure I have an EGA card or two around but I don't think I have any
EGA monitors left. Good thing those cards will support other monitors as
Seagate ST02 connected to 9GB Seagate SCSI hard disk
AdLib Music Synthesizer card
On top of all this I've managed to make it look fairly stock and found a
proper drive mounting kit for it to make a 3.5" hard disk drive work in a
5.25" bay with the black bezel. The 3.5" floppy drive was a lot easier.
I have some of those hardware kits around too, intending to use a bunch of
them for HDs in cases I have here that have a lot of 5.25" bays, I seem to
be left with an excess of the ones for floppies.
I spent a LOT of time working on this box, so I'm
really proud of it. I
did the 256K to 640K mod, swapped in a V20 chip too.
I did a number of 8088-->V20 upgrades way back when, but am not at all sure
if any of the XT-class MBs I have might actually have one in there or not.
Of course, I made the mistake of bringing it to VCFMW
and putting it next
to a PDP11, so it got largely ignored.
Oh well :p
While searching for something else I looked in the closet here (no small feat
with the amount of stuff stacked in front of the door), and discovered that
there's a "flip-top" XT-style case in there I'd forgotten about. No
what's in it at the present time, though.
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