List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

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Re: List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Postby Razor655 » 2017-11-16 @ 17:20

These boards also have SB-Link:
Chaintech 6BDU
Chaintech 6BTS
Chaintech 6BTA3
Chaintech 6BTA2
Chaintech 6BTA
Chaintech 6BTM

Chaintech 6BTM0 board. Soft Menu (It is not perfect, but....), 3x ISA, SB-Link, Tualatin unofficial support, but works fine.Really good board.

Yeah, 6BTM is one of the best boards for Slot1. It has anything I need (4 DIMM, 3 ISA, Soft menu, USB legacy support for DOS, old good AWARD bios (my fetish lol) with many tunables and it's fast!
The only downside is average reliability. Much people complain about damaged fan controller. Personally I'm not affected by this: I connect fans to DC regulator which connected directly to PSU with molex.
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Re: List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Postby timitt » 2017-11-16 @ 19:12

Abit AB-BM6 (also 440BX motherboard) seems to have SB-LINK too. This was first time I actually looked after what it is. Seems that I haven't missed too much not knowing.
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Re: List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Postby Baoran » 2018-10-05 @ 22:07

I have gigabyte GA-6BXD and it has SB-LINK support. ISA slots too so...
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-6BXD#sp
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Re: List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Postby dr.zeissler » 2018-12-29 @ 22:15

Perhaps my M6VBE has an integreated sb-link feature with the Solo1?
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Re: List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Postby forteller » 2019-1-07 @ 09:32

Does anyone know what does "TEST" header do on Epox 8NPA7I? It is located near ALC655 codec and is arranged like SB-Link. Would it be possible for such modern-ish board with nForce 4 to have SB-Link connector? nForce 4 does not have Windows 98 support, so it's usefulness would be limited. A lot of Epoxes from this period have this connector.
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Re: List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Postby PARUS » 2019-1-07 @ 09:52

I don't know what is it but it can not be SB-Link. No doubt. nF4 never supported PCI Legacy DMA in any format.
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Re: List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Postby Carlos S. M. » 2019-9-02 @ 09:23

MSI MS-6168 ver 2 (440ZX, micro ATX) has solder pads for SB-Link, also QDI Legend VI (440LX, Baby AT) has an SB-Link connector
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Re: List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Postby DNSDies » 2019-10-07 @ 15:52

So, after buying SIX different broken motherboards (the final one being repairable by salvaging a SOT-23 chip from a different broken board), I can finally confirm that the ECS L7VMM2 1.0a motherboard does NOT have pc/pci support. The port on that version only provides Serial IRQ.

Still looking for a working L7VMM 1.1 where it has PC_PCI marked on the port.
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Re: List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Postby Carlos S. M. » 2019-10-10 @ 07:27

PARUS wrote:I don't know what is it but it can not be SB-Link. No doubt. nF4 never supported PCI Legacy DMA in any format.


If i remember correctly, none of the nforces supported PCI Legacy DMA at all, even the older nforce 1/2 chipsets for Athlon XP
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Re: List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Postby foil_fresh » 2019-10-14 @ 06:33

Carlos S. M. wrote:
PARUS wrote:I don't know what is it but it can not be SB-Link. No doubt. nF4 never supported PCI Legacy DMA in any format.


If i remember correctly, none of the nforces supported PCI Legacy DMA at all, even the older nforce 1/2 chipsets for Athlon XP


something about NMI not working properly on the nforce chipset. I tried for a whole weekend to get it working for the SB Live only to discover the bad news that i was wasting my time - won't work in DOS and windows too.
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Re: List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Postby DNSDies » 2019-10-14 @ 17:03

DNSDies wrote:So, after buying SIX different broken motherboards (the final one being repairable by salvaging a SOT-23 chip from a different broken board), I can finally confirm that the ECS L7VMM2 1.0a motherboard does NOT have pc/pci support. The port on that version only provides Serial IRQ.

Still looking for a working L7VMM 1.1 where it has PC_PCI marked on the port.


Found a manual where it says the port is NOT PC_PCI.
It's PC_PC1. Once again, serial IRQ only. The DMA GNT/REQ lines are not hooked up from the southbridge.

There is still hope that the Shuttle MK32 might have real PC/PCI.
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