From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Mon Mar 26 23:43:06 2001

AWARD also uses the DEL during POST as well, at least in about 10 of the boxes I
have here. Phoenix uses <F1> at any time during POST, though I seldom see that
one outside of Packard Bell, HP, and other U.S. makers' systems.

The Morse board, IIRC, was not an early one requiring a setup diskette, having
given it some thought. In fact, the Morse board I have/had was quite small in
size and was a later '286 version.

The only '286 I still keep up is an old 25 MHz NEAT chipset-based one with a
Harris processor. I've got some software from a former employer that operates
the NEAT chipset quite well to enable the upper memory blocks, thereby enabling
the load of drivers between the adapter ROMs.
That leaves enough memory after loading a few drivers that one can still do
something in the reamining contiguous lower memory.


----- Original Message -----
From: <SUPRDAVE_at_aol.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2001 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: i286-Mainboard

> If the BIOS type can be identified, that will be a great help in knowing to
> how access the configuration utility; AMI is pressing delete during memory
> count, award is control+alt+F10, and so forth.
> In a message dated 3/26/01 3:07:18 PM Central Standard Time, edick_at_idcomm.com
> writes:
> << I hope you've tried the obvious, e.g. <F1> or <DEL> during the POST
> sequence to
> enter BIOS setup? The earliest PC/AT's used a setup diskette to do the
> setup of
> the CMOS-based parameters. That may prove to be a problem.
> To start out, I'd leave the "turbo" switch alone. However, there's usually a
> Turbo indicator LED that will tell you when you're in TURBO mode. If
> there's no
> TURBO button, there's probably a jumper connection available somewhere, and
> these connections are normally located in the lower left region of the board
> (assuming the power and keyboard connections are at the upper right, for
> reference. When you say "not available" do you mean you don't have one, or
> that
> it's not present/supported on the motherboard?
> I'm curious about one thing ... Why is it that you believe it to be operable
> at
> 12 MHz? Is the CPU marked as such? Can you tell anything about the support
> chip set? I vaguely remember something about a Morse '286 around here
> someplace. It's possible that there's a manual, but more likely it's a board
> that was hying about. I may not have it anymore, but you never know ...
> Dick
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mario Premke" <mapr0003_at_stud.uni-sb.de>
> To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
> Sent: Monday, March 26, 2001 1:22 PM
> Subject: i286-Mainboard
> >
> > Hi, I have a 'Morse Technologies KP 286HF' mainboard with
> > an AMD-Processor - the board works, but I don't have the slightest
> > idea about the jumper settings ... I put 4 MB in it, but it only
> > recognizes 640Kb and I assume, that for clocking it to 12Mhz the
> > (not available) Turbo-Button should be pressed ?!?
> > For any hints or links to manuals I would be very glad ...
> > Cheers,
> > Mario
> > >>
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