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First post, by Nitroraptor53

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Was intrigued by one of Tubetime's jokes. What would happen if you put an MCA card in a VLB slot and then powered on?

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Reply 3 of 10, by Cyberdyne

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Smoke! Damaged parts! Don´t try this at home!

I am aroused about any X86 motherboard that has full functional ISA slot. I think i have problem. Not really into that original (Turbo) XT,286,386 and CGA/EGA stuff. So just a DOS nut.

Reply 5 of 10, by Anonymous Coward

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Do it! I dare you!

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Reply 8 of 10, by dionb

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eisapc wrote on 2020-12-01, 09:42:

If you do this with the pictured rare MCA sound board it is worse than just burning money.
Every Microchannel enthusiast will hate you until your end of days.

Fortunately, that's not a rare MCA sound board, but a replica, designed by TubeTime himself. Thanks to him you can get MCA sound (AdLib with this Plaid Bib or more recently Soundblaster with his Snark Barker MCA) easily and cheaply. So if anyone has the right to fry that particular card, it's him 😀

Edit: the card behind it is a Snark Barker - another one of his - as well. Only 'rare' thing that would get fried here is the generic VLB motherboard.

Reply 9 of 10, by Nitroraptor53

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Anonymous Coward wrote on 2020-12-01, 07:27:

Do it! I dare you!

I would accept that dare but I don't have a VESA Local Bus motherboard or a 16 bit MCA card, only 32 bit MCA cards.

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Reply 10 of 10, by Nitroraptor53

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dionb wrote on 2020-12-01, 12:23:
eisapc wrote on 2020-12-01, 09:42:

If you do this with the pictured rare MCA sound board it is worse than just burning money.
Every Microchannel enthusiast will hate you until your end of days.

Fortunately, that's not a rare MCA sound board, but a replica, designed by TubeTime himself. Thanks to him you can get MCA sound (AdLib with this Plaid Bib or more recently Soundblaster with his Snark Barker MCA) easily and cheaply. So if anyone has the right to fry that particular card, it's him 😀

Edit: the card behind it is a Snark Barker - another one of his - as well. Only 'rare' thing that would get fried here is the generic VLB motherboard.

I know! It's so awesome!

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