"HDDs? Since the onboard IDE connector is not soldered, I recommend to use a PCI IDE addon card or a PCI SCSI controller.
Warning. Your empty single SRAM socket may need another SRAM type than is needed for the 4 empty sockets.
Perhaps it is a dirty tag ram socket, perhaps it needs the same SRAM type than the soldered module. I cannot read the type on your photograph."
I did get an eide controller card. Gotcha on the Sram sockets. I'll hold off on installing them.
You can do me a favour please.
Please first try to run your board without additional cache modules at all.
Then install the 4 cache modules. Take care about the direction of the modules.
"I'm not sure whether the 5th SRAM socket is a dirty tag ram socket or a socket to extend the cacheable area.
So Please leave it empty until you have read this topic and sent benchmark results to the current topic here.
486 L2: Comparison between Write-Through & Write-Back (with and without dirty tag ram)"
Sure if I get past this boot problem. I'll be happy to try it.