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First post, by DAK38

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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping … iceBeautifyAB=0

I don't like buying stuff from China, but everything looks pretty good to me. 845GL/ICH4 should have no problem with ISA DMA? It's got AGP 4/8 1.5V too. So no good for Voodoo 3 or earlier, but it should take most Nvidia cards or a Voodoo 4/5 if I can get my hands on one.

Anybody know anything about this board?

Reply 1 of 3, by wiretap

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Somewhat of a risk at that price IMO. They can be hit or miss, but mostly miss -- from other socket no-name Chinese motherboards I've seen reviewed. If I had to guess, it will mostly work -- but probably with a lot of BIOS menus that don't do anything when you change the values, and probably some other missing key hardware function that it claims it has but doesn't since they didn't design a trace on the PCB to connect to the IC at that specific pin.. 🤣.

Circuit Board Repair Manuals
EGA 120 Column Project
MHz Display Project
Dual Socket 8 Project

Reply 2 of 3, by DAK38

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Yea, that's kinda what I figured.

They have another one for 100 with a single ISA slot.

I think I'll just go with a namebrand S775 for now, and forgo ISA.

If I knew the damn thing would work, I wouldn't mind paying that. I don't care that much about bios options. I can get different speed p4s and DDR, but I need to be able to turn off the integrated graphics.