View Full Version : Ahead Systems EGA2001 info anyone?

March 26th, 2009, 11:31 AM
In my search for something better than CGA to run on my XT, I pulled an EGA card of my stash that says "Ahead Systems" on it, and there's a sticker on the BIOS that says "EGA2001". It's an 8bit card.

There's a 8 block of dipswitches, and for the life of me, I cannot find any information as to what the switches do. Totalhardware websites aren't listing it at all. The only references I can find to the card are from INT 10h documentation about the various video modes it can do.

When I put it into the XT, all I get is a beep during POST, so the machine isn't finding a video card at all, so I'm hoping that a little dipswitch playing will help.

March 26th, 2009, 07:41 PM
Got a listing in my 1988 PCTJ product catalog. Seems the company only had two products, the EGA2001 and the EGA2001 Plus. The difference seemingly being that the Plus version supported CGA 320x200 graphics in addition to the normal EGA modes.

That's all I've got, except that Ahead was located on O'Toole Ave. in San Jose.