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May 19th, 2016, 02:45 PM
Hello all,

As my life situation has improved of late, I have been indulging the old computer itch again. In an attempt to flesh out my IBM 5170 I snagged an AST Advantage Premium 16 bit memory plus I/O card. It comes equipped with serial, and Parallel ports, and 4 rows of 256K memory chips. The rub is, of course, it came with no documentation. For the life of me, I can't seems to find much info on this card. It seems that many AST cards are pretty well documented online. I can't find what I need for this card though. So my hope is that someone on the forum might have, or could point me to, setup info for this card.

My Thanks.


May 20th, 2016, 09:43 AM
Looks like you are not the first to have this problem....

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=vDsEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA36&lpg=PA36&dq=AST+Advantage+Premium+16+bit+switch+settings&source=bl&ots=kq6aglFFi9&sig=ReGLDCnk3JDwAflG-WTemifDtc4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjn_rWsmenMAhXLJsAKHUFZClwQ6AEIHzAA#v=on epage&q=AST%20Advantage%20Premium%2016%20bit%20switch%20 settings&f=false

May 20th, 2016, 12:51 PM
Check here: http://www.angelfire.com/mn2/daveandkay/

May 23rd, 2016, 01:10 PM
Thanks Curtis. Unfortunately I have searched through the Total Hardware database with no luck. I have been trying the Wayback machine, but no luck so far. I bought the card thinking AST cards were pretty well documented. Just not this one.