My problem originally was that I didn't recognize it as being an FIC board.
Once I hit their site. to which I got a link via a guy in a newsgroup, it
was dirt simple pulling up the databook. A couple of days later Will
Jennings dropped by to go spelunking in my basement, and had the user manual
with him. I had already used the info from the web to set up to board for
use as a server on a small LAN. If I'd needed to squeeze the most
performance out of it, I might have had a problem, but it's using a 75 MHz
single-supply Pentium, which is easy to set up.
----- Original Message -----
From: James B. DiGriz <jbdigriz(a)dragonsweb.org>
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 2:08 PM
Subject: Re: OT: Old Pentium Motherboard data
On Mon, 10 Jul 2000, Richard Erlacher wrote:
> Gee, that was a long time ago. I got the necessary data the same day
> posted this plea. I've now got the manual
physically taped to the
> the box where this board lives. You're right
in that it was OT, but I
> know a way to ask for information that someone
might have on products in
> this category without running the risk of violating the 10-year rule. I
believe it was
Wasn't griping. Just foolin' with you. That's why the "j/k".
> I was under the impression that this thing was 10-years old, however.
> a really old and primitive board. I use it as a
Netware server, and it
> works fine. The previous motherboard was needed to replace one
> it that had stopped working for a friend of mine.
It seemed easier to
him have the
other board since it would help with his confidence.
'bout the same age as the PCChips M550 in the machine I'm typing this on,
and it was first sold in '95, I think. I'm running an MII-300 in it right
now. Works fine for what I need it to do, but of course it's totally
obsolete now. You have to do some real digging on Hsing Tech's .tw ftp
site (not the .com) to find just the bios. No manual, though. If it wasn't
reasonably well marked and similiar to the M558 and M559 boards for
which the manuals ARE available, I'd have been up the creek.
Somebody really does need to be archiving, not just linking, motherboard
techinfo. Hang the copyrights, too.