IBM PS/1 Consultant 1993 with Sound blaster.

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IBM PS/1 Consultant 1993 with Sound blaster.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-9-22 @ 16:45

Here is a restored IBM PS/1 Consultant 486sx.
Model # G54
Machine type - 2155
Manufacture date - June 5, 1993
Assembled in U.S.A.
Build Image - 2155-78c

CPU- Onboard Intel 486sx 25mhz.
RAM - 32mb.
Video - Onboard Tseng et4000 ( 1mb )
HD - 540mb. ( replacement for 170mb HD ).
Multi Media CDROM
Audio - Sound Blaster 16 , CT2950
5 ISA slots
8 memory banks
Socket for Overdrive CPU.
1 IDE port
1 floppy
PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports


Software included: MS-DOS 6.21, MS Windows 3.1, MS Works for Windows, PS/1 tools and tutorial, Prodigy, America Online, Sound Blaster 16 audio drivers.
Kings Quest, Interactive Encyclopedia, Media players, Juke box, games.

Video
https://youtu.be/E0YKBC4xNlk?t=159

Download Hard-drive image here:
https://ps1stuff.wordpress.com/download ... type-2133/

I don't know how much this costs NEW but it must have been expensive. This was a high end computer for 1993.
The entry level model was $2000
This 1994 Multimedia version must have costs about $3000


Photos taken with 2017 iPad
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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant MultiMedia edition.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-9-22 @ 16:47

More photos

Check out that juke box app. It has a music player for the floppy drive.
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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant MultiMedia edition.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-9-22 @ 17:25

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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant MultiMedia edition.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-9-22 @ 18:06

CPU options.

Intel i487sx or Intel overdrive CPU.
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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant MultiMedia edition.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-9-22 @ 19:20

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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant MultiMedia edition.

Postby NJRoadfan » 2018-9-23 @ 00:11

That particular model did not come with a sound card or CD-ROM drive. Both were added later: http://ps-2.kev009.com/pcpartnerinfo/ctstips/b20e.htm

The "Multimedia" 2155A series has a case indicating such and the OEM drives were made by Panasonic and used the MKE/Panasonic interface on the included Sound Blaster 16. Those machines are detailed below.

http://ps-2.kev009.com/pcpartnerinfo/ctstips/d9b2.htm
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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant MultiMedia edition.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-9-23 @ 02:36

Yes, details are conflicting since my motherboard has an on-board Tseng et4000 graphics and is all ISA riser board.
I don't know if this media kit was added later or by IBM. I will have to look closer at the part numbers.
Mine also has a CDROM bay. Sound blaster 16's began manufacture in 1993 and my IBM is manufacture date June 5 1993.
Could it be a late 1993 model revision which was then implemented in the 1994 model with VLB bus ?
I think you are right. I think the original owner added the Sound blaster card and cdrom.


IBM PS/1 product line
IBM PS/1 and Aptiva North America models from 1991 to 1995
Spring 1991
IBM PS/1 models in the Spring 1991 product line:
2011-C01, M01, C34, M34, T35, U35, NEA

Fall 1991
IBM PS/1 models in the Fall 1991 product line:
2121-C42, G42, A62, A82, B82, M82, C92, S92, A94, NE2, NE3

Spring 1992
IBM PS/1 models in the Spring 1992 product line:
2123-081, 087, 131, 137, K37, N31, N81

Fall 1992
IBM PS/1 models in the Fall 1992 product line:
(The ‘?’ is replaced with the letters “G”, “P”, “S”, or “W”.)
2133-?11, ?13, ?43, ?53, G50
2155-?14, ?44, ?54, ?76, ?78, P57, P71

Spring 1993
IBM PS/1 models in the Spring 1993 product line:
2133-M40, M46, G46, G49, S45, S47, S48, W42, W45, D50
2155-D53, G52, G72, G82, P74, P84, S50, S70, S75, S80, W48, W67, W77, Z33
2168-G57, G87, P89, S55, S85, W52, W82

Fall 1993
IBM PS/1 models in the Fall 1993 product line:
2133-11E, 13T, 14C, 16E, 17A, 18T, 19C, 28A, 51D
2155-24C, 43C, 52C, 20E, 39E, 48E, 22T, 41T, 50T, 45V, 55V
2168-28V, 31E, 33T, 37C, 51E, 54T, 56C, 58V
w/Sound Blaster sound card
2155-72E, 74T, 76C, 81A, 82E, 84T, 86C, 88V

Spring 1994
IBM PS/1 models in the Spring 1994 product line:
2133-18A, 20C, 21C, 23C, 52D
2155-RS1
2168-38C, 57C
w/Aria sound card
2155-CC1
2168-BB1, US1
w/Sound Blaster sound card
2155-77C, 79C, 87C, NM1, RS2
2168-SR1
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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant MultiMedia edition.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-9-25 @ 16:06

NJRoadfan wrote:That particular model did not come with a sound card or CD-ROM drive. Both were added later: http://ps-2.kev009.com/pcpartnerinfo/ctstips/b20e.htm

The "Multimedia" 2155A series has a case indicating such and the OEM drives were made by Panasonic and used the MKE/Panasonic interface on the included Sound Blaster 16. Those machines are detailed below.

http://ps-2.kev009.com/pcpartnerinfo/ctstips/d9b2.htm


That's good to know, Thanks.
I am going to replace that CDROM player because it does not fit correctly. The door is to BIG for the case opening and gets jammed.
I am also going to add an Intel Overdrive CPU and more Cache modules Maxing out this PS/1
I am going to keep the Sound Blaster 16 as it is period correct.
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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant 1993 MultiMedia edition.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-10-03 @ 22:13

Finished updating my IBM PS/1 with Overdrive CPU and NEW CDROM drive.
These PS/1's are the Cadillac of 486 computers.
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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant 1993 MultiMedia edition.

Postby oeuvre » 2018-10-05 @ 13:24

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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant 1993 MultiMedia edition.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2018-11-04 @ 05:39

I like this computer so much that I purchased another IBM PS/1 Essentials with 486dx2-33. Added CDROM and Sound Blaster 16 and IBM 1994 Multimedia build image.
Just like the original. Works great like a Cadillac.
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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant 1993 MultiMedia edition.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-1-22 @ 18:39

I don’t know why but I just like playing old music CD’s in these old 486 computers.
And playing old multimedia CD’s and games.
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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant 1993 MultiMedia edition.

Postby moruobai » 2019-1-25 @ 23:44

Those machines are freakin awesome! Absolutely love it. Beautiful!
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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant 1993 MultiMedia edition.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-8-18 @ 11:49

The "Multimedia" 2155A series has a case indicating such and the OEM drives were made by Panasonic and used the MKE/Panasonic interface on the included Sound Blaster 16. Those machines are detailed below.

http://ps-2.kev009.com/pcpartnerinfo/ctstips/d9b2.htm


Can anyone find a 1994 add for this IBM PS/1 Multimedia edition ?
Listing how much they sold for ?
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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant 1993 with Sound blaster.

Postby Anonymous Coward » 2019-8-28 @ 02:21

I don't think you need the kit. Just get a Matsushita CR 563B CD-ROM drive and an SB card with MKE interface like CT 2230. I would guess those parts are identical to whatever was in the PS/1 kit...at best the CD-ROM drive may have had a custom bezel to colour match the chassis.
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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant 1993 with Sound blaster.

Postby AlessandroB » 2019-8-30 @ 13:28

Exist a version with Vesa Local Bus ora only PC330 has? IBM models are a nightmare to find correct models/spec.
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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant 1993 with Sound blaster.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-8-30 @ 23:39

Yes, I’ve been looking for a PS/1 with VLB slot but after researching it you don’t need a VLB slot because IBM but really good graphics chips in these PS/1’s . All you can put in a VLB slot is a graphics card or IDE controller. And there are NO open bays for more IDE drives. It already has built in 32-bit IDE bus.
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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant 1993 with Sound blaster.

Postby AlessandroB » 2019-8-31 @ 00:16

Intel486dx33 wrote:Yes, I’ve been looking for a PS/1 with VLB slot but after researching it you don’t need a VLB slot because IBM but really good graphics chips in these PS/1’s . All you can put in a VLB slot is a graphics card or IDE controller. And there are NO open bays for more IDE drives. It already has built in 32-bit IDE bus.



not really undertand, you means tht integrated graphic and ide controller are better than external vlbus one???
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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant 1993 with Sound blaster.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-8-31 @ 00:44

Well, many IBM PS/1's came with either a Tseng ET4000 or Cirrus Logic 5424, or Cirrus logic 5426 or 5428.
Which are pretty good graphics chips for there time.
The Cirrus logic 5429 being at the top of the VLB card choices.
The IBM 330 486 computer came with a Cirrus Logic 5430 which is also available on PCI cards.
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Re: IBM PS/1 Consultant 1993 with Sound blaster.

Postby AlessandroB » 2019-8-31 @ 12:24

Yes but is connected via the slow isa bus instead vlbus...
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