ISA-PCI Conversion possible? (About MS's PC 98 Specs)

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Date: Sat Apr 4 13:07:33 1998

> In a message dated 98-04-04 03:45:54 EST, you write:
> << OK.. I've been thinking about this for a while. ISA's going to die, at
> least according to MS's PC '98 specs. Knowing how most designers comply to
> MS's hardware design, it looks like ISA's future is dim. Now, on top of all
> the old ISA cards I've collected, I just got an AWE 64, and my scanner and
> PCMCIA cards are ISA-based. So, is it possible to make a device that will
> make an ISA card fit into a PCI socket? Is anyone making them? >>
> this question seems to be similar to another problem; people want to use isa
> cards in a mca machine, and it's just not possible. best just to keep a legacy
> machine around since it seems there will always be isa cards around. gee,
> gotta love that pc97 criteria. silent posting and no memory count? harrrrumph,
> really good for problem determination! 8-\
> david


Overheard that PC99 specs would be closed up and open one isa slot
but not allowed to put anything there. Only allows user expandable
via pcmcia type and like.


I perfer the informative post codes, phoenix style and famous HP
multi-beeps/boops and liked the way the IBM use the post code in hex
format when booting up on later series of their machines.

Jason D.
Pero, Jason D.
Received on Sat Apr 04 1998 - 13:07:33 BST

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