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First post, by flupke11

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I have 2 ISA's from three machines I got earlier.

One is a Trident ISA 16-bit, based on the TVGA8900D-R (1994) from a Shuttle HOT-541 based Intel P120 system.

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The other is a Realtek ISA 16-bit RTG3105E chip, from a TI486SLC system which I need to fix, as it doesn't boot (battery leakage caused damaged traces).

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I have a Sanyo 8086 with CGA output, but sadly the monitor got lost and I have no convertor. The easiest solution would be to have an 8-bit ISA VGA card, but that's missing from the toolbox.

Is there any chance that one of these two cards can be flipped to 8-bit mode?

I see some jumpers on the recent Trident that point in this direction, but as ISA graphics cards are less my thing, I leave this to my more knowledgeable fellow Vogonians.

Reply 1 of 2, by Tiido

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Trident cards will work in 8bit slot if jumpered right. There's some jumpers to close and one to open according to silkscreen.

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Reply 2 of 2, by flupke11

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Thanks Tiido, I switched the ones meant for 16bit, and the XT boots!

It displays perfectly clear:

1701
ROM BIOS Version 1.12
640Kb memory /CPU clock 8.00 MHz

Now on to restoring it to full glory.