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keropi
July 31st, 2017, 01:43 AM
Hiya!

I am looking for a rom image for the CHIPS P82435 EGA card with the string "Phoenix Enhanced Video BIOS PLUS Version 1.02 01"

http://i.imgur.com/mkpiLsEl.jpg (http://imgur.com/mkpiLsE)

Does anyone by any chance has a card with it and can dump it?

TIA for any info/help!

keropi
August 2nd, 2017, 02:31 AM
A dump of Phoenix Enhanced Video BIOS PLUS v1.00 can be found here just in case anyone is interested: http://www.vgamuseum.info/index.php/component/k2/item/176-chips-technologies-p82c435
Still if someone has a newer bios please share it :)

eeguru
August 2nd, 2017, 04:23 AM
I have what I believe is an older card rev. Slightly different board layout, but same components. The RCA connectors are stuffed and the PLCCs are in sockets. At least the (C) still says the same.

keropi
August 2nd, 2017, 04:41 AM
so what version is your bios then eeguru? layout is not important as it's just a different manufacturer

eeguru
August 2nd, 2017, 05:07 AM
No one confuses us with IBM.Copyright (c) 1986 - 1989 Phoenix Technologies Ltd
All Rights Reserved
Video RAM
Phoenix Enhanced Video BIOS PLUS Version 1.02 01

keropi
August 2nd, 2017, 05:12 AM
nice! can you dump it?

eeguru
August 2nd, 2017, 05:33 AM
https://www.retrotronics.org/tmp/ega_ct_bios.bin

keropi
August 2nd, 2017, 06:39 AM
Thanks so much for the dump eeguru!
My card's original Phoenix EGA bios was from 07/21/87 , your newer BIOS is from 05/12/89 almost 2 years newer. I will update finally :)
thanks again!

eeguru
August 2nd, 2017, 07:08 AM
No problem. Here is a photo of the card I have:

https://www.retrotronics.org/tmp/ct_ega.jpg

keropi
August 2nd, 2017, 07:21 AM
and here is mine:

http://i.imgur.com/uE19iI9l.jpg (http://imgur.com/uE19iI9)

basically the same thing with different arrangement of the ICs and jumpers/connectors

btw I have made a PDF of my card's manual (thanks to a member on VOGONS providing the pictures) so in case you did not knew the exact DIP SWITCH settings you can use these here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/u3x65l14pj1jvsq/TEVA-2_EGA_card_manual.pdf

alecv
August 2nd, 2017, 11:29 PM
Can anyone please upload a photo for Wikipedia page ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chips_and_Technologies

I've uploaded a C&T VGA

keropi
August 2nd, 2017, 11:33 PM
upload mine if that's what you want

eeguru
August 3rd, 2017, 04:33 AM
You can also use mine. However I have no idea who made it. There are no indicative markings or labels on the back.

alecv
August 4th, 2017, 01:24 AM
Photo uploaded (scrathes removed with Photoshop ;) ).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chips_and_Technologies

Thank you!

keropi
August 4th, 2017, 02:01 AM
glad I could help!
my only regret is that I did not take a better pic of my ATI VGA Stereo/FX back when I had it, someone uploaded my quick 3MP photograph and I don't have a better one...

george
January 20th, 2020, 10:29 AM
https://www.retrotronics.org/tmp/ega_ct_bios.bin
Hi. Could anyone upload that BIOS, please. The link is no longer active...

keropi
January 20th, 2020, 10:34 PM
Hi. Could anyone upload that BIOS, please. The link is no longer active...

here you go: https://www.mediafire.com/file/g3203b6ttrqtcpo/EGA_P82C435_-_Phoenix_Enhanced_Video_BIOS_PLUS_Version_1.02_01. rar/file

WBST
January 21st, 2020, 01:18 AM
It's interesting that you guys are tracking down bits and pieces related to the C&T graphics chip sets. Reply Corp.'s "planar upgrades" (http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/Reply/Reply_Files.html) for the IBM PS/2 range of personal computers were extensively based upon the C&T 82C280 chip set (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1n7LwFw5KnKws23xihAALXc7hXLe5u6ZQ?usp=sharing), which gave these replacement planars (and occasionally bus risers for them) much better performance and capabilities than the original IBM ones. For example, I have an 8570 with the "IBM" Model 70 Planar Upgrade (it also will fit the card-edge connector PSUs of the Models 50 and 55SX) - Reply 50/55/70 PowerBoard 1.7 - it has a 486DX2-66 CPU, Level 2 cache and up to 32MB of RAM. The CPU, being socketed, can be upgraded with an Intel 486DX4-100 ODPR, Gainbery (AMD SMT 486DX5-133/P75 with tall heatsink) or EverGreen (AMD 486DX5-133/P75 with heatsink and fan) upgrade CPU.

george
January 22nd, 2020, 12:57 AM
here you go: https://www.mediafire.com/file/g3203b6ttrqtcpo/EGA_P82C435_-_Phoenix_Enhanced_Video_BIOS_PLUS_Version_1.02_01. rar/file
Thank you!