View Full Version : Pentium P133 with ISA slots

March 24th, 2014, 06:44 PM
Hi , can you help , I use a Pentium P133 4Gb HD with 80 mB memory with Windows 2000 NT Professional with a flat " large " desktop case
The sole purpose of this computer is to make loudspeaker measurements and has done for many years .
The program I run is LMS (loudspeaker measuring System ) originally DOS based now I run the 2003 LMS which works fine in NT 2000 .

If this computer goes up in smoke one day I am Kaput ! so I am looking for a back up Computer that I can just Fit the LMS ISA slot card into
install NT2000 if need be and bingo it works ..

Computer Case 420 W x 410 D X 156 H
ISA Card 336 L x 108 W with db 25 skt on the end

I am not a time waster or tyre kicker and am prepared to pay a reasonable price for a fully functional computer .

Russell , North NSW Ph 02 66793059

PS , I have very good photos of the computer and the boards etc , tried to insert Photos from computer and 3 times it bombed out !

PS 2 , this is the 2nd time in my life I have posted in a site !!!

Can send these via russellstorey@westnet.com.au

March 26th, 2014, 10:05 AM
How about this looking at this link (usb to isa and the ISA adapter):


I tend to think that this more adaptable on later PCs....
I will to look at my collection of MBs if I have such configuration..

PS: You should also find an alternative should your OEM? ISA board ( hopefully not! ) will fail one of these days...


March 26th, 2014, 11:21 AM
The USB-ISA adapters will work with some cards, but latency effects will kill the faster ones, particularly those that bus-master.

Really, you can get motherboards with ISA slots clear up through Pentium 4. Just lay in a few spares. Particualrly in P2 and P3 or SS7 versions, they're not expensive or hard to find.

March 26th, 2014, 07:16 PM
Or you could just get a core i7 ivy bridge board with an ISA slot.

March 26th, 2014, 08:08 PM
those boards look good, but adek doesn't list prices on them, i'd hate to ask, but might be worth it for the best of both worlds, Old and New, Server and Workstation..

March 26th, 2014, 10:40 PM
Or you could just get a core i7 ivy bridge board with an ISA slot.

Be careful if your ISA card uses DMA. A lot of these later boards don't support legacy DMA. I stick with chipsets 440BX and earlier. Still plenty of old stuff available.