First post, by Intel486dx33
These VLB motherboard setups can be very frustrating.
The cards don’t alway have a good fit and often the CPU get in the way.
Most only support up to a 486-66mhz CPU.
And there are allot of onboard components that can fail ( cache, battery, capacitors, bios, etc. )
Lots of settings and Motherboard jumpers and IDE controller jumpers.
Lots of IRQ and DMA setting too.
So far out of about 5 VLB motherboards I only have one that is working correctly.
I also have some 386 and 486 ISA motherboard and 486 PCI motherboards.
What do you think. Is it to hard to find a good working VLB motherboard today and is it worth it ?
Or just build a 486 PCI or Pentium computer which is much easier , has newer bios and more abundant on eBay.