8580 Reply Powerboard
367.exe Turbo/Power Boards 3.67 Reference Disk
117-PB.exe 50/55/60/65/70/80 Powerboard 1.17 BIOS
|P1,2,4-7 32 bit slots
P8 32 bit AVE slot
P3 16 bit slot
J1 power connector
J4 40 pin floppy header
J5 40 pin IDE header
J6 Mouse connector
J11 Parallel port
J12 DB25 serial port
J13 HDD15 video
J14 VGA enable?
J15 Speed (What MHz?)
J16 CMOS (clear CMOS?)
J18 Speaker connector
U7 Socket 3 ZIF
|U17 ICDesigns 2028SC-B
U20 Dallas DS1387 RTC
U22 Appian ADI/2
U24 71G0438 Synchrostream!
U26 22.1184 MHz osc
U23,29 flash, even/odd
U31,39-41 72 pin SIMMs
U37 Sipex SP241CCT
U46,51 256x16 SOJ sockets
U50 Cirrus CL-GD5434-QC
U58,59 NEC 42S4260-70
Q2 Linear Tech LT1085
Y1 14.318 MHz xtal
CPU- 486DX2/66, 486DX4/100, 586/100
CPU Socket automatic voltage detection and switching.
Max on board 64MB
4, 8, 16 or 32MB, 70nS parity SIMM Sockets Four
optional L2 cache 128K write-through (supports 256K!)
I am running 4x 8MB 70nS (32MB) right now, but when I grab
some 16MB simms, I'll pop it up to 64MB. 71G0438 Synchrostream!
I ran a POD and L2 256K WB, but I got some lockups under OS/2
(that's ODD) so I pulled the L2 until a future install.
OS/2 identified the chipset correctly AND offers some hi-res
modes, especially when you pump it up to 2MB with the addition of two 256kx16
SOJs (cheap things, maybe $2.50 each). I set it up on my 17" Eizo for 800x600x64k
at 72 Hz. I love it. Finally, decent video...
Video Memory- 1MB DRAM standard, colors with optional 2MB
Resolution Colors Depth
The Reply setup program is different. I am still figuring
how to LLF SCSI drives. Also, setup takes a while to identify and configure
SCSI devices, to include SCSI adapters. I got an IBM SCSI w/cache lit up
finally. Ran the IBM diagnostics on it. So I think I can just copy the
*.dgs files and try again.
Controller supports 1.44 and 2.88MB floppy drives.
Presently running a 2.88MB floppy from a 95.
Failure to Copy ADF, or Damaged ADFs
I tried to install a FW and a FWSR on my Powerboard, but
I got errors where the setup program claimed the adf on the options disk
was damaged or that the adf was not found.
I took out the 83MHz POD and used a 486DX4-100 to successfully
install a BusLogic BT-646S that had failed before. Also, I had to edit
the @0709 adf because the Reply setup called it @0708 (BT-640).
My SWAG- either a timing or compatibility problem (without
interposer) exists. After copying an options disk, you must reinstall the
Parallel: One enhanced, bi-di w/DMA support
Serial: One enhanced w/DMA support.
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