OT: Old Pentium Motherboard data

From: James B. DiGriz <jbdigriz_at_dragonsweb.org>
Date: Mon Jul 10 15:08:14 2000

On Mon, 10 Jul 2000, Richard Erlacher wrote:

> Gee, that was a long time ago. I got the necessary data the same day that I
> posted this plea. I've now got the manual physically taped to the inside of
> the box where this board lives. You're right in that it was OT, but I don't
> 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 do
> believe it was marked OT.

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. It's
> 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 identical to
> it that had stopped working for a friend of mine. It seemed easier to let
> 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.
Received on Mon Jul 10 2000 - 15:08:14 BST

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