First post, by Mau1wurf1977
Before we start I'd like to thank feipoa for helping me out. He knows this board inside out 😀
The reason for this thread is to compile all the interesting aspects of this board in a single place!
Picture of the board with ODIN RTC removed:
When I received the board it came with a ODIN RTC with a dead battery. For some reason this board does NOT store BIOS settings, even when powered on. The board would hang at this screen:
Removing the cache chips solved the problem
but replacing the ODIN RTC with a DALLAS from eBay fixed the issue of the board not remembering BIOS settings. I wanted to put a socket it, but couldn't wait and just soldered in a DALLAS from eBay 😀 I had to de-solder a jumper which was blocking the DALLAS from fitting. I believe it's the clear CMOS jumper.
I proceeded to set the time and load the BIOS defaults and the board hung again at the same point as before:
In turns out I had to set the option "EDO DRAM installe option" to "Enabled". I didn't change any other settings, I never do as I value stability more than speed tuning 😀
Currently the board is fitted with 256KB 15ns Cache, an IntelDX4, 16MB EDO memory (LGS branding on 8 chips) with 60ns. Video card is a PCI S3 Trio64V+ with 2MB and for storage there is a floppy emulator and a 2GB CF card with a single 500MB FAT16 partition.
Here some images to check out!
Working PS/2 mouse 😀