First post, by Godlike
I recently find an old personnal computer an 286-16Mhz.
What I discover it is equipped with nice hardware so I decided to clen up and refresh the case.
All parts has been clean form dust (lovely dust...), CMOS battery has been changed on the motherboard too.
After first boot up, It seems to be functional hardware!
I did diagnostic test on graphics with possitive outcome.
There is no HDD, 5,25" and 3,5"floppy drives got detected by BIOS, not tested yet.
I discover that 4 sticks of 30-pin SIMM memory where placed in sockets, every boot up motherboard count memory as TOTAL 1024kB, even if modules are removed from sockets (any ideas?)
Probably motherboard got build-in 1MB of RAM memory onboard.
Quck specs of the system:
Seasonic 200Watt AT power supply, still sealed
Motherboard with AMD N80L286-16/S 16Mhz CPU, 287 coprocessor empty socket
Windbond controller (COM, FDD, HDD)
ATI STEREO F/X audio/video with YAMAHA YM3812 OPL2
Tseng ET3000AX 512kB VGA card (!)
ASUS P2B-F, PII 450Mhz, 128MB-SDR, 3Dfx Diamond Monster 3D II SLI, Matrox Millennium II AGP, Diamond Monster Sound MX300