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8bit Friendly ISA VGA cards

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  • Scali
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    Originally posted by Tronix View Post
    Work perfect in 386 board ISA-8 slot and don't working at XT board at all. I don't know which differences...
    Makes you wonder... Perhaps it uses 286+ instructions in its BIOS code?
    That's the only logical explanation I can think of, if it works in an 8-bit slot on a 386.

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  • Tronix
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    Hi,

    Today i tested some ISA-16 videocards with Juko ST XT turbo board with NEC V20 and 8088 CPUs. I tried Trident TVGA8900D, Trident TVGA9000C and Realtek RT3105E. Both Trident's card without success. With TVGA9000C i tried to change the video-BIOS from version 4.3 to 4.5 without positive result. Also i tried change "Slow mode address detect"/"Fast mode address detect", "Standart BIOS wait states"/"Extended BIOS wait states" hardware config with help pull-down resistors. No result. Work perfect in 386 board ISA-8 slot and don't working at XT board at all. I don't know which differences...

    So, Realtek RT3105E video-card work good in XT isa-8 bit slot. No jumpers on the board, full auto-detect.

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  • Anonymous Coward
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    Pretty much any retail version of the VGA Wonder, Mach 8, Mach32, and Mach 64 DRAM had the bus mouse connector.

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  • Scali
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    Originally posted by dr.zeissler View Post
    Any 8Bit or 16Bit VGA-Cards known that offer a Serial-, a PS/2 or a Busmouse-Connector?
    (thoght about using it in the PC side of an A2000 with a Bridgeboard AA286)
    Some ATi cards, such as the ATi VGA Wonder 16, have a bus mouse connector.
    See here for a list: https://sites.google.com/site/atiwonderseriesdatabase/

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  • dr.zeissler
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    Any 8Bit or 16Bit VGA-Cards known that offer a Serial-, a PS/2 or a Busmouse-Connector?
    (thoght about using it in the PC side of an A2000 with a Bridgeboard AA286)

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  • wondow
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    Hello,

    I just tried an ATI MACH32 16 bit on my Tandy 1000 TX and it seems to work fine. In the past, I also had the occasion to try a Realtek RTG 3106 and it was also working fine as far as I can remember.

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  • Scali
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    I got a Paradise PVGA1A 8-bit ISA card, which works fine in my IBM PC/XT 5160 (and Commodore PC20-III, but that should be less surprising).
    Last edited by Scali; April 13, 2015, 06:33 AM.

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  • modem7
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    For those looking specifically for a card that is known to work in an IBM 5150, see also the list at [here].

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  • SomeGuy
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    I've extensively used a Video 7 VGA 1024i (Headland Technologies based) and an MCT-VGA-16 (Paradise based) in 8-bit slots and with 8088s.

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  • offensive_Jerk
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    Just tested this Western Digital Paradise VGA Plus in my spare 5150 board. I removed the V20 CPU and threw in the 8088 from my PCjr to ensure compatibility. I didn't touch the dip switches but it worked in a 286 machine too without any adjustment.
    http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/graphics...-VGA-PLUS.html


    dipswitch

    working with a lcd

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  • Stone
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    I have an Octek EVGA-16 REV 2.1 VGA card that works fine in my XT. It uses a Chips & Technologies chipset (82C451) and has a 451 VGA BIOS.

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  • offensive_Jerk
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    Originally posted by Stone View Post
    I see it's an *8-bit* card and this list is for *16-bit* cards that work in computers that only have 8-bit slots, e.g., PC or XT.
    Oh,whoops.I just followed the link. I thought it was just for any VGA cards that worked.

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  • Stone
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    Originally posted by offensive_Jerk View Post
    You can add whatever this card is to the list.
    h8003-10
    35 2383 21
    702388b

    Has a AMI BIOS. Anyone know what it is?
    I see it's an *8-bit* card and this list is for *16-bit* cards that work in computers that only have 8-bit slots, e.g., PC or XT.

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  • offensive_Jerk
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    You can add whatever this card is to the list.
    h8003-10
    35 2383 21
    702388b

    Has a AMI BIOS. Anyone know what it is?

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  • JJF
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    I am using 8-bit OAK 037C with an IBM 5150 PC and an LG flat screen. Pictures of the 8-bit OAK 037c and many other cards can be found at http://www.vgamuseum.info/index.php/...6-oak-oti-037c. Dig around on that site for other cards. Information can also be found at http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/graphics-cards/. The OAK 037C has 4 dip switches. Anyone know what they do?

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