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Amigaz
June 4th, 2008, 10:59 PM
I recently aquired a memory card, see pic below

http://i7.ebayimg.com/06/i/000/e8/5e/5ecc_1.JPG

Can this be used in any 386 PC which has this sort of memory slot, it seem it will go in backwards on this motherboard I have, lol

The bracket will be located at the front of the case instead of at the backplane

http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/motherboards/A/ASUS-COMPUTER-INTERNATIONAL-386-ISA-386C.html

IBMMuseum
June 5th, 2008, 07:26 AM
I recently aquired a memory card, see pic below

http://i7.ebayimg.com/06/i/000/e8/5e/5ecc_1.JPG

Can this be used in any 386 PC which has this sort of memory slot, it seem it will go in backwards on this motherboard I have, lol

The bracket will be located at the front of the case instead of at the backplane

http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/motherboards/A/ASUS-COMPUTER-INTERNATIONAL-386-ISA-386C.html

Won't work, those memory expansion cards were designed for particular motherboards (I think I have a couple around)...

Amigaz
June 5th, 2008, 08:33 AM
Won't work, those memory expansion cards were designed for particular motherboards (I think I have a couple around)...

Damn, oh well...it might be useful in the future if I find a suitable board
I was hoping to use this card for for some extra RAM, this board apparently needs parity RAM since I got a parity check error when I booted it with another 4x 1mb sticks I had

mikey99
June 5th, 2008, 08:58 AM
I think most if not all of these type of memory cards were proprietary
and only worked with the MB they were designed for. I have an old
386 MB with a special memory card slot, and no matching memory card :-(
Unfortunately this is the only way to add memory to this MB so its pretty
much useless. There is no onboard memory, dram slots, or simm slots.


http://home.nc.rr.com/mwcompu/DSCF0050-small.jpg



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Vlad
June 5th, 2008, 09:19 AM
Mikey99, I have a card that looks much like that slot, at least I THINK I do. I'm gonna go dig it up after lunch and see what I've got.

Amigaz
June 5th, 2008, 09:28 AM
I think most if not all of these type of memory cards were proprietary
and only worked with the MB they were designed for. I have an old
386 MB with a special memory card slot, and no matching memory card :-(
Unfortunately this is the only way to add memory to this MB so its pretty
much useless. There is no onboard memory, dram slots, or simm slots.


http://home.nc.rr.com/mwcompu/DSCF0050-small.jpg



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ahh...full size AT, makes my mouth water :mrgreen:

squirrel-steam
June 5th, 2008, 12:07 PM
I believe that might work with my 386 DSI, it has a ISA slot next to the memory slots, like this:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r157/squirrelguy_2007/mobo002small.jpg

IBMMuseum
June 5th, 2008, 12:41 PM
I believe that might work with my 386 DSI, it has a ISA slot next to the memory slots, like this:...

I have about three of those same motherboards myself...

In this case it looks like the ISA-style connection is reversed from the memory adapter...

The "16-bit" portion is not pointing inboard like the memory card...

squirrel-steam
June 5th, 2008, 01:03 PM
I did not notice that until now...scratch that! Perhaps it does have a special card just for that motherboard?