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Topic: This place is still around after all these years
Skyfrog

Replies: 1
Views: 2802

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:57 am   Subject: This place is still around after all these years
I just to reply to this very old post to say that I'm also very happy the site is still going, though I'm afraid I haven't been visiting as much as I used to. I have more time now to mess around with ...
Topic: Can the ISA-486SIQ do 66 MHz?
Skyfrog

Replies: 0
Views: 722

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:45 am   Subject: Can the ISA-486SIQ do 66 MHz?
I decided to dig out my 486 this week and do some renovating. I ordered a CompactFlash to IDE adapter to replace the annoyingly loud hard drive and upgraded the original Intel 486 DX-33 to a DX2-66 CP ...
Topic: Restoring my XT
Skyfrog

Replies: 6
Views: 4144

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:55 pm   Subject: Restoring my XT
Thanks, I think mine was the very last revision they made for it. It has the 1986 BIOS, a full 640K of RAM and I've tested 720k 3.5" floppy drives on it and they work. I like the CF cards though ...
Topic: Restoring my XT
Skyfrog

Replies: 6
Views: 4144

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:38 pm   Subject: Restoring my XT
True, I certainly don't have the equipment or experience for surface mount soldering so that's out. I found one assembled on ebay but the price is pretty steep so maybe I will just get one of those Hx ...
Topic: Restoring my XT
Skyfrog

Replies: 6
Views: 4144

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:04 pm   Subject: Re: Restoring my XT
An alternative I found would be one of those CF adapters that plug into an 8-bit slot. I could then use it as a hard drive. Any recommendations?

You mean this?:

https://www.lo-tech.co.uk/wiki/X ...
Topic: Restoring my XT
Skyfrog

Replies: 6
Views: 4144

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:58 pm   Subject: Restoring my XT
So yesterday I got vintage computer fever again and dragged my old XT out of the storage building where it has sat for ten years. I wasn't sure it would work after all the freezing winters and hot sum ...
Topic: Paradise PEGA 1A
Skyfrog

Replies: 2
Views: 3772

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:12 am   Subject: Paradise PEGA 1A
Yes, that's what I was looking for. Thanks very much Very Happy
Topic: Paradise PEGA 1A
Skyfrog

Replies: 2
Views: 3772

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:43 pm   Subject: Paradise PEGA 1A
Does anyone have a chart for the DIP switches on this card?
Topic: HDTV Rant...
Skyfrog

Replies: 10
Views: 6428

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:57 am   Subject: HDTV Rant...
I remember back when everyone had an antenna here (before cable was available in this area) and although you could get all three networks the picture wasn't great, but it was quite watchable.

That ...
Topic: Networking an XT and Windows XP
Skyfrog

Replies: 8
Views: 3995

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:23 am   Subject: Networking an XT and Windows XP
I sent you my email; my computer is put away at the moment but I'll try it out as soon as I get a chance. Smile

I'm not really sure if the network card in my XT even works. I've never seen one like it ...
Topic: XT ISA VGA - Which card?
Skyfrog

Replies: 20
Views: 10774

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:26 pm   Subject: Re: vga on an xt

A few cards may act strange. displaying only B&W or nothing on a pentium system.


I found that out on my XT recently. After trying several 16-bit VGA cards and getting no results I finally ...
Topic: Networking an XT and Windows XP
Skyfrog

Replies: 8
Views: 3995

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:30 pm   Subject: Networking an XT and Windows XP
Thanks all, and thanks very much NTEPB. Looking forward to reading about it.
Topic: Networking an XT and Windows XP
Skyfrog

Replies: 8
Views: 3995

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:50 am   Subject: Networking an XT and Windows XP
I was just wondering, is there any software small enough to fit on a 360K floppy disk that will allow me to connect my XT to my Windows machine? It has an old HP Ethertwist network card, at least I th ...
Topic: Going Flash on an XT
Skyfrog

Replies: 98
Views: 33017

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:13 pm   Subject: Going Flash on an XT
Nice project, I'm planning on replacing the hard drive in my Powerbook 1400 with a CF card sometime in the future but I never really thought of doing it with an old PC. I'll have to save this thread a ...
Topic: Fun with 386s
Skyfrog

Replies: 5
Views: 3553

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:09 pm   Subject: Fun with 386s
Well as you can tell I'm no expert on this type of board but I hope you get it working.

Good luck Smile
 

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