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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:56 pm 
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I recently picked up this mother at a street sale for $1,5 , the only problem is of course no manual / drivers / cables.. if any one can remember anything about this mobo at all... please email / post

it's a 486 dx with 8 30 pin simm slots
5 isa slots
1 vesa 8 bit slot


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:24 am 
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That M326 would be a PC Chips model number:
http://th99.dyndns.org/m/U-Z/32353.htm

But the VESA slot is not there, just an ISA 8bit so I suspect it is a different model. Can you send me a picture on evasive@motherboards.org so I can check and verify?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:16 am 
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Hello evasive, i send you the pictures of the 326, i hope help you.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:52 pm 
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Yep it is the M326 alright, with an 8bit ISA slot. On further inspection I see DX-*800 and an "A" looking familiar. It's an Amptron board, a DLC/DX-5800B:

http://th99.dyndns.org/m/A-B/31960.htm

Essentially a PC Chips M326 with some extra labels. I think that link is pretty much everything that is still known/online, Amptron has gone t*ts-up a few years ago.

Have fun reviving it, remember you need to fit memory in quads of the same size/brand/speed, not all memory will work in there.

Thanks for the pictures, they may come in handy for identifying a brother or sister of this board.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:07 pm 
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You are the one evasive, thanks for took time to search the board info.

Today i buy (sorry, my english sometimes is bad) a 1982 PC sinclair zx-spectrum almost new, and work! the cost: 25 dollars. How much cost a sinclair like this, working of course, in your country? you are in USA?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:18 pm 
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You are from Netherlands, sorry, i not see your location :oops:

In 1999 I travel to europe and visit VAALS a town near the frontier whit deustchland and belgium and visit MAASTRICH to, beautyfull country Netherlands. Saludos desde Uruguay!


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Last time I saw one for sale in the US, it went for about $75, if I recall. Depends on the condition, and what it came with.

Your english is fine. Better than most of us that grew up speaking it. :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:52 am 
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Thanks fuss but my problem with the english is to arm phrases, Vocabulary is almost ok but the phrases is my principal problem. Thanks for the price info! :wink:


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Do not worry about your "English". It is a very difficult language to master.

As to that ancient motherboard, have fun with it. The memory modules would be 30-pin SIMMS, either a 9-chip or 3-chip version with minimal 70 ms. response. May take a 4 MB module, but 1 MB modules were most popular. Might still be some available on eBay in Computers and Networking. If you have no luck in locating those modules, I do have quite a few in the 1 MB size.
But a caution.. don't try to load any Windows version beyond 95 or NT 3.5 on that system. And good luck with a hard drive, its largest acceptable size would be about 540 MB if partitioned properly.
The rear of the motherboard, by the keyboard port, would have a battery for the BIOS. Likely the battery is dead, yet they still are available.. 3.6 volt atypical. Or there may be 4 pins nearby, to which you could connect an external 3 volt battery. If the battery (if still there) shows signs of blue or white ooze, unsolder it before the acid eats through the board traces!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:19 pm 
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Ok karl, thanks for the info, but the batery i have allready unsolder it because some acid it was chamfer over the board, but the traces are ok. One more time thanks for the advices. Regards!
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