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July 30th, 2017, 06:41 AM
Hey Vintage computer people.

I have come across a loose motherboard and CPU at a thrift store in bag.

Its been sitting in my drawer of pci cards for aeons but now I want to see if it works .

CPU: Pentium overdrive 66mhz
Motherboard : VIA 486 with the long isa cards http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/motherboards/F/FIRST-INTERNATIONAL-COMPUTER-INC-486-486-GVT-2.html

Ram : I managed to max it out to 12Mb

It boots into a BIOS screen with the long card installed. All very promising signs of usage.

My next step is to get the XT IDE card working. I have a USB EEPROM writer and need to figure out why the XTIDE bios isnt being jmp'ed to.
And which XT IDE firmware to use.

My Next Issue is which firmware would I use for a compaq portable for the XTIDE

I have this board in particular: https://www.lo-tech.co.uk/lo-tech-isa-compactflash-board/