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by 8bitbubsy
Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Welcome Karlsweldt to the Mod Squad
Replies: 11
Views: 32738

Congratulations! I hope you like your new rank. PDT_Armataz_01_36
by 8bitbubsy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Post-repair of motherboard, PC sometimes boots
Replies: 4
Views: 1561

Full 350 Watts is definitely enough for that setup, but if the PSU can deliver ripple-free 350 Watts is another question. :lol: Not to mention PSU caps and things like that, if it's a cheap branded one.
by 8bitbubsy
Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD-ROM IDE port vs. IDE port on motherboard
Replies: 11
Views: 4509

Surprising that you could even connect to any Web site! The minimal browser status for IE is version 8.. but there are other browsers that may allow 'legacy' OS versions access. But then the issue of an antivirus or firewall program.. With those older 486 systems, some could accept up to a 133 MHz ...
by 8bitbubsy
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CD-ROM IDE port vs. IDE port on motherboard
Replies: 11
Views: 4509

Ok I see, thanks a lot for the good information, guys. :D My 486 system is an Intel DX4-100MHz one from 1995, and the motherboard has write-back cache support (yes, the DX4 CPU is the late revision one with write-back cache support). Sadly there's no VLB/local bus, so everything in the system is 16-...
by 8bitbubsy
Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD-ROM IDE port vs. IDE port on motherboard
Replies: 11
Views: 4509

Re: CD-ROM IDE port vs. IDE port on motherboard

Hi, I have this 486 computer with only one IDE port, so my CD-ROM is on slave and my HDD is on master. Would the CD-ROM<->HDD read/write be faster if I connected the CD-ROM to the IDE port on my Sound Blaster AWE32 card instead? I always wondered what was the point with those sound card IDE ports.....
by 8bitbubsy
Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: CD-ROM IDE port vs. IDE port on motherboard
Replies: 11
Views: 4509

CD-ROM IDE port vs. IDE port on motherboard

Hi, I have this 486 computer with only one IDE port, so my CD-ROM is on slave and my HDD is on master. Would the CD-ROM<->HDD read/write be faster if I connected the CD-ROM to the IDE port on my Sound Blaster AWE32 card instead? I always wondered what was the point with those sound card IDE ports......
by 8bitbubsy
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Motherboard Identification Forum
Topic: Need schematics for Compaq Presario 742 CDS
Replies: 2
Views: 2452

Need schematics for Compaq Presario 742 CDS

This will be a hard one to find, if it's even out there in the world at all! I need the schematics for this specific model (same mobo used in 720/700 CDS as far as I know). The reason why is because I want to completely disable the internal sound card so it's not even sending any interrupts or getti...
by 8bitbubsy
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: BIOS
Topic: Need Compaq Presario CDS 742 BIOS
Replies: 6
Views: 5513

Got it back up and running. Replaced it with a 630MB HDD which got recognized, then after some intense googling I found the following files --

PC Setup disk: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp01001-01500/sp1363.exe
PC Diagnostics disk: ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp6501-7000/sp6522.exe

:D
by 8bitbubsy
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: BIOS
Topic: Need Compaq Presario CDS 742 BIOS
Replies: 6
Views: 5513

Need Compaq Presario CDS 742 BIOS

I really need the BIOS file for this machine -- the old HDD in it is completely dead, and I don't have the BIOS install disk (this machine needs a BIOS file installed to the HDD to access the setup screen).
by 8bitbubsy
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Motherboard Identification Forum
Topic: Need jumper manual for ASI MB-4DPG (486DX4 PCI)
Replies: 29
Views: 12825

Yeah, I always have the slot riser in when testing the system. It has 2x PCI and 2x ISA, also the ones you linked to on eBay is for both PCI and ISA (you can turn them around, look at the picture). Anyhow, thanks for the suggestion, I'll definitely buy one of those. If it doesn't help me here, it mi...