Request help finding jumper settings or a motherboard manual.
#46476 by bizzybody
Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:42 am
This one has 3 ISA, 4 PCI with one shared, 4 72pin SIMM, 2 DIMM, 430VX chipset, AT power only, Houston Tech clock/CMOS/battery module in a socket(!) between SIMMs and power connectors.

The floppy, IDE and parallel ports are between the SIMMs and PCI slots. The CPU is way down in the corner by the ISA slots with two power supply heatsinks- one on each outer edge of the CPU socket.

It has four chips of two different types in the L2 cache area and an set of holes for a COAST slot that's not installed.

There's a pair of serial port headers, PS/2 keyboard header by the AT board port and I suppose that's a PS/2 mouse header by the serial ports.

It has V1.3 printed by the keyboard connector and Elpina as part of the etching on the bottom. The serial number label on the outside ISA slot is date-checked March 1997.

My SOYO PCI POST card lights up FF with all voltages good, most likely the IBM 6x86 PR200 is dead. (Whee, big loss there.) I have a K6-2 300 occupying the socket of an Amptron/PCChips M571 V3.2A, but the box would likely be better served by dropping that whole board into it.

In addition to finding a manual and BIOS (if it's flashable) for the Elpina, I'd like to find out if this is one of those $%&*! boards with the DIMM voltage jumpers marked backwards. I fried a perfectly good 16 meg DIMM on a no-name PCChips board some years ago because of that.

P.S. I wish someone would put the PCChips Lottery back online, with several mirrors and new updates. I used that site sooooo much as a PC tech in the late 90's!