Subject: Re: Motherboard recommendations?
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/25/1995 18:21:51
> The ASUS PCI/I-486SP3G board...

ASUS makes a similar board called the PVI-486SP3 which includes three
PCI slots, four ISA slots and a VLB slot. This would mean that you can
hang on to your current video card for a bit longer. However, the
4th ISA, 3rd PCI and the VLB slot are all in one area, so you can only
use one of these three.

I've been running NetBSD 1.0 on this motherboard with a 66 MHz 486,
24MB of RAM, and the NCR SCSI controller for quite a few months now
with pretty good results. I've had a couple of odd problems with it
relating to the machine essentially locking up because it thinks a
virtually empty filesystem has run out of inodes, but this is pretty
infrequent and I can't seem to track down the source.

This motherboard apparently only supports the Pentium SX, not the
`real' Pentium.

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