I noticed a fairly generous increase in RAM throughput when I switched from AMI to Mr BIOS on the same motherboard. The CMOS setup itself had significantly more features and the layout/organisation was nicely presented. I wonder if the ps/2 mouse TSR will work with MR BIOS boards...
Hmmm... Is this something that a hardware mod needs...?
I went on a hunt for this MR BIOS for the ALI M1429 / OPTi 495XLC boards I have but to no avail.
On the other hand, I've run into screenshots of its setup so I'm pretty sure that this is the same MR BIOS my cached Ti486SLC-33 board has.
It's half compatible with bigger HDDs. If I partition a drive in this system it seems to work with full blown 486 boards that couldn't fully use one that had been partitioned in a more modern system (they could only see the first partition).
But an Acorp TX couldn't see its entirety in LBA mode, it had to be set to "Large" instead. Interesting, it worked as "LBA" in 486s. I'll try this HDD in very late DOS systems too when I have the time. If it's OK in a BX and a KT7A then I suppose it's fine.
Shame on us, doomed from the start
May God have mercy on our dirty little hearts