IBM Memory Expansion
1-8MB 286 Memory Expansion (30 pin)
2-8MB Memory Expansion, 16-bit  (72 pin)
80386 2-8MB Memory Expansion Adapter, 32-bit (72 pin)
2-14MB  Enh 80386 Mem Expansion (FDDE, FDDF)
   Identifying FDDF Old, New, and FDDE 
BOPT103.EXE - Upgrade SC.EXE and Mem Expansion ADF/ROM
   Functions of BOPT

1-8MB 286 Memory Expansion Adapter
U1-4,21-24 30 pin SIMMs
U8 LIA3307 61X6715
U14 Firmware 11FB069 '88 or 61X6724 '87 

  This adapter provides 1MB of memory expansion with LIM EMS Version 4.0 support for all PS/2 Models 50, 50Z, 55 SX, 60 and 65 SX. 
       The PS/2 1-8MB 286 Memory Expansion Option is functionally equivalent to IBM's existing 2-8MB 80286 Memory Expansion Option (#8286, 6450609), but with 1MB of standard 85ns memory.  It is expandable in increments of 1MB or 2MB up to a maximum of 8MB by using 1MB SIMMs-85ns or 2MB SIMMs -85n. 

2-8MB Memory Expansion Adapter, 16-bit P/N 15F8292
CN1-4 72 pin SIMMs
U6 SLA7620F
Scan from Cheers, down in Australia

David Beem said:
     Tthe IBM "2-8[MB]" 16-bit memory card (P/N 15F8292) has four 72-pin SIMM sockets & an EPROM (on the middle of the upper edge). If you have the newer EPROM version (copyright 1991 AFAIR) you can populate all four sockets with 2Mb 80nS SIMMs for an additional 8MB to the possible 55SX planar 8Mb (16Mb, maximum on the 24-bit addressed 386SX).
   For systems with 24 bit addressing and 8MB on planar (like the 55SX), the older EPROM version prompts about resizing memory with a non-fatal error requiring a keypress to continue every boot. Once the error is acknowledged the system is fine from there. In this case, it is better to populate the last SIMM socket with a 1Mb 80nS module (allowing 15MB total system memory) in that case (or find someone to burn an EPROM of the newer version). The card's RAM is treated as being "Extended", same as the upper planar memory. I treat the newer EPROM as mainly having (other differences haven't been studied) the "Ok, ok, just cut the memory to size & don't tell me about it" code.
     Cheers reports the older EPROM version as "Copyright 1989 V2". The newer is a double date of "1990, 1991" AFAIR & may have "V3". Never have seen the original ("V1", if such thing were marked) in the wild out of a half-dozen cards. The later version is on less than half the cards in that same (very) rough sampling.
     This card is excellent filling both the 55SX & 65SX (the only MCA 286/386SX systems able to use it & have 8MB of planar memory maximum) to capacity with Extended RAM. The 609 or other 16-bit MCA memory cards with software could perhaps eclipse it by supporting more than 8MB on the card (for something like the 50/50Z/60 models) or being able to split itself for Extended & Expanded memory.

80386 2-8MB Memory Expansion Adapter 32-bit  90X9556 or 90X9369 


CN1-4 72 pin SIMMs 
U8,9 150nS delay
U19 SLA7340F1A 
Card was donated by David Rees from Ohio. 
2 meg 85ns simms - FRU # 92F0104 (option number 6450604) 

2-14MB Memory Expansion Adapter 

Ed Avis confides to the world:
IIRC there were three variants of the 2-14 card:

- without ROM: this writes IADF code to the MBR of the boot device. Generally a bit of a pain and won't work with Linux (though I have heard that it works if you use the Minix bootloader to boot Linux).  I already have one of those cards.

- with ROM: this counts its memory at the same time as the planar memory (like the 2-8 card does) and is easier to install.  Apparently if you have one 'with ROM' card it can also take command of any 'without ROM' cards and let them work without needing boot track code.

Apparently there are two variants of the 'with ROM', I don't know if there is any difference in use.

2-14mem.exe Files for 2-14MB 80386 Memory Expansion Adapter
@FDDE.ADF - IBM Enh. 80386 Memory Exp. Adapter w/ROM 
CFDDE.ADF - Init file for @FDDE.ADF 

Enhanced 80386 Memory Exp. Adapter 
@FDDF.ADF - IBM Enh. 80386 Memory Exp. Adapter 
CFDDF.ADF - Init file for @FDDF.ADF - required ! 
IFDDF.ADF - Init file for @FDDF.ADF - required ! 
@FDDF.ADF - IBM Enh. 80386 Memory Exp. Adpt alt file / more settings
J1-J4 72 pin SIMM socket U50 L1A4452

Supports 1MB, 2MB, and 4MB 80nS or 85nS IBM memory. 
Mandatory Replacement ENHANCED Enhanced 80386 Memory Expansion ECA 042

Identifying the FDDE, FDDF (old) and FDDF (new) Adapters
  All three share the same basic outline. The later Enh. 80386 Memory Exp. Adapter (FDDF new) has a single WHITE SIMM socket on the upper right. The FDDF card supports enabling or disabling Matched Memory. 
   The IBM Enh. 80386 Memory Exp. Adapter (FDDF old) totally lacks the resistor networks below the SIMM sockets. It only has two epoxy coated capacitors on the left edge (not three). 

  Which makes me wonder which came first.  My Pocket Reference sez 

Option#  FRU #    Feature Code      Description
87F9856  87F0075  9856     4MB Mem Adpt (32 bit, 80nS)
87F9860  87F0075  2190     4-14MB Mem Adpt(32 bit, 80nS)

   Look below for the latest Enhanced memory adapter update- BOPT103.EXE, it will update SC.EXE and the BIOS ROM on your adapter. 

BOPT103.EXE (>16MB in a 70/80)

bopt103.exe BOPT103 Upgrade

Note - Your Reference Diskette MUST be:
50/60  version 1.06 or greater
55/65  version 1.04 or greater
70/80  version 1.10 or greater
70-486 version 1.04 or greater

   Reference Diskette update is most easily accomplished on a system with two 3.5 floppy drives. If a single drive is used, diskette swapping is required (may be as high as 55 swaps). In order for the new Enhanced Memory Adapter to boot up there must be at least 1Meg of "free" memory below the 16Meg limit. If the sum of system planar memory and any non-Enhanced Memory Adapter system memory is 16Meg or more, you must move some of that memory to the Enhanced Memory Adapter (or remove it from your system) in order to use the new Enhanced Memory adapter.

What does bopt103.exe do?
Peter Wendt woolgathers
  BOPT103 is a workaround to overcome the 16MB RAM limit on Mod. 70/80 with the crippled DMA with using 1 x FDDE and 1 x FDDF card. It works - but it blocks two 32-bit slots .... leaving only one single 16-bit slot on a Mod. 70 ...
    In simple words the BOPT workaround asks you to install a maximum of 15MB on the systemboard and the FDDE card leaving a 1MB "adressing gap" for the memory on the FDDF card. This results in a total of 31MB in the best case. Don't know if a second FDDF card is also supported, but I don't think so.
     The better choice is to forget about the FDDE and FDDF cards and use e.g. a Kingston KTM-64000 or Acculogic Simmply RAM 32-bit card that have own memory mapper and error-detection logic. I have the Acculogic in one of my Mod. 80-A31 and have a total of 40MB installed. The KTM should be able to push the memory up to 64MB (8MB on the planar - 3 x 16MB + 1 x 8MB on the card) - but I haven't got the chance to test that. The Acculogic supports only 8MB modules. 

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