First post, by bofh.fromhell
Recently acqured this little gem!
And it seems to be mostly working.
With mostly I mean that the CMOS battery (DS1287) is long dead.
And the HDD will not be recognized (boots from floppy just fine).
So my question here is:
Will a dead battery prevent HDD detection?
BIOS seems to save other settings just fine until power is cycled.
The drive is a Quantum Prodrive LPS 52.
Wich seems to be period correct.
And if the HDD is dead (very likely) what would the typical size limitations be in a system of this age?
Got a fair amount of old and working IDE drives, but sizes start at 850MB and up wich seems a tad large.
Also the powersupply makes a really loud "CLACK" when powered on/off.
But no sparks, veird smells or smoke so I guess its just some relay.
The motherboard/CPU board with soldered CPU (what a pity), and a blistering 16MHz of i386 power!
All the I/O connects in the bottom left corner including an IDE controller.
Removed here is the VGA daughterboard that sits on top of everything.
It connects to a backplane thats adds 3 extra ISA slots.
And I'm assuming that the empty socket is for a math coprocessor, would adding one actually improve performance in say games? =)
Comes with what i think is 8x1MB memory: