Mobo Question

From: Jeffrey S. Sharp <>
Date: Sat Mar 31 21:58:54 2001

At 3/31/2001 09:24 PM, you wrote:
> I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. I recently obtained a mobo
> that was sitting around a local computer store, and am having a little
> trouble with it. It's a 386SX motherboard, with onboard parallel, serial,
> and PS/2 connectors. I was planning on building a little box based on
> this, but the problem is the lack of ISA or PCI (obviously) slots.
> Instead, what i have is a bigass connector.

Well, DUH... You plug a big ass into it!

> It's about 2 1/2 times bigger than a PCI slot. I'm thinking this may be
> an extension to plug in another card with slots, but I have no idea. Can
> anyone help me? If you need more info let me know, i can supply it. The
> brands Faraday and WDC are displayed prominently on a lot of the ICs.

Seriously, though, it sounds like you have a motherboard made for some kind
of slimline case. Into the bigass connector probably plugs a riser card
with the real ISA slots.

Jeffrey S. Sharp
Received on Sat Mar 31 2001 - 21:58:54 BST

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