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oblivion
January 23rd, 2014, 10:12 PM
anyone have any info on the memo-2000xt memory expansion card. looks like its an 8-bit ISA card for mem expansion. problem is I cant find any info on it (like how to set the DIP switches). I stuck it in my PB500 8088 PC just to see if anything happened but no extra mem was detected (norton system info saw nothing anyways)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/546/6lod.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/f66lodj)

SpidersWeb
January 24th, 2014, 01:51 AM
This messageboard is crazy sometimes. I got given that exact same model of card last week, mine came with 1Mb of RAM (4 banks of 41256) installed.
Mine came in a DTK 8088 system. I suspect it'll be a LIM EMS card, I wasn't able to find it in TH99 :(

You'll need a driver (as will I). I haven't tried any yet.

oblivion
January 24th, 2014, 09:35 AM
never used one of these things so wasnt aware it needed drivers. let me know if you manage to find any info/drivers and i'll do likewise

yeerry
January 25th, 2014, 01:30 PM
Hi,

I have that card too:

http://i44.tinypic.com/amy3bc.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/2va1qf9.jpg

I have read that it is Intel Above Board card clone, so i use intel driver:

ftp://ftp.oldskool.org/pub/misc/Hardware/Intel/ABOVEBP8.ZIP

my CONFIG.SYS is:

DEVICE=C:\EMM.SYS PC 258

I hope it will help You

Sorry for my bad english,
Yeerry

oblivion
January 25th, 2014, 01:35 PM
When you say it requires a driver do you mean one specific to the card or adding himem.sys?

Stone
January 25th, 2014, 01:40 PM
Himem.sys is for 286+ and it's a memory manager, not a driver.

oblivion
January 25th, 2014, 02:01 PM
Himem.sys is for 286+ and it's a memory manager, not a driver.

ah, thanks for clearing that up.

george
January 25th, 2014, 07:14 PM
Himem.sys is for 286+ and it's a memory manager, not a driver.

HIMEM is a memory manager AND a driver.

alecv
January 26th, 2014, 01:05 AM
It looks slightly similar to the BOCARAM XT board...

oblivion
January 26th, 2014, 12:28 PM
What kind of MEM chips are those so I can possibly fill the thing. Yeerry thank you for that driver. I'll try it out tommarow. Any idea what the dip switch settings are?

yeerry
January 27th, 2014, 08:58 AM
My RAM chips:

samsung km4164b-15 (2 rows)
samsung km4164b-12 (3 rows)
motorolla mcm6665bp20 (1 row)
panasonic mn4164p-15a (2 rows)

my DIP SETTINGS:

1 off (down)
2 on (up)
3 off
4 on
5 on
6 off
7 on
8 off

SpidersWeb
January 28th, 2014, 10:44 AM
To get the full 2Mb, you'll need to use 41256 chips.
Mine has 4 banks of 41256 installed.