Reply 37140 of 47162, by appiah4
foil_fresh wrote on 2020-12-02, 15:05:
I have been waiting for the better part of a year scouring local deals hoping a 486 PC would show up and I've seen nothing other […]
I have been waiting for the better part of a year scouring local deals hoping a 486 PC would show up and I've seen nothing other than some either overly expensive ebay options or really cruddy low profile 486 33sx compaq-ish types.
So I bit the bullet and bought a Socket 3 VLB motherboard with an AMD DX4 100, 16MB ram, a controller card and a 512KB Trident video card. If I find that the motherboard is working nicely I may consider a VLB video card and faster VLB controller card as I've never used or had VLB before.
The controller card has a Winbond chip, are these decent and reliable? Should I have any issues with a master CF card or maybe SD card adapter with a slave CD rom on the same cable? The oldest I have is a 48x Creative CD drive.
It's going to go into an AT case (no mhz LED or turbo button sadly) and probably going to put in my big ass SB16 CT2830. Maybe the CD drive can connect to this? I've also got an ESS Audiodrive that has a CDROM header.
Winbond, OPti, Acer, Goldstar are all perfectly compatible with CFIDE in my experience.
That sound card can control an IDE CD-ROM.
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