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I found this text file, which I made when I was selling my system at the time. (I upgraded to a Cyrix 6x86 on a Tyan board next.) I was so proud of myself by getting that extra megabyte of RAM into it that I could play System Shock, Privateer, and Wing Commander Academy smoothly in VESA modes.
Amptron DX-6900 Motherboard (direct from the manual) -accepts AMD/Intel/Cyrix, 486SX-25 thru DX4-100, 237-pin ZIF CPU socket -SMM/SMI power management -Advanced Power Management Mode is fully supported -VESA standard Local Bus wtih Bus Mastering -256k external write back, direct-mapped cache; upgradeable to 1 Meg -2 banks of 72 pin SIMM and and 1 bank of 30 pin SIMM memory sockets, supports a maximum of 64 Meg -System and video BIOS shadowing with caching options for enhanced performance -On board 3.3V voltage regulator for DX4(P24C) CPU -Three Master VESA Local Bus slots, seven 16-bit ISA I/O slots -1994 AMI WinBIOS: Virus Warning, Video & Adapter ROM shadows, IDE Block mode, IDE LBA mode, IDE 32-bit mode **NOTE: This is upgradeable to a 5x86 AMD or Cyrix chip Intel 486DX2-66 with heat sink and fan Maxtor 540 meg IDE Hard Drive Diamond Stealth 32 VLB video card with 2 meg -has latest DOS and Windows software **NOTE: I run Windows in 1024x768 with 65,536 colors with this card DFI VLB I/O-controller -2 RS-232 serial ports, assignable as COM1-COM4, enable/disable jumpers, 16450 UARTs -one parallel printer port, assignable at 378h or 278h, enable/disable jumper -supports 2 IDE hard drives, VESA VL-Bus rev 1.0 compatible -one game (joystick) port, enable/disable function -latest drivers for DOS, Windows (32-bit access), Netware 386 3.1-4.01, OS/2, and WinNT Teac SuperQuad 4X CD-ROM drive -has latest DOS drivers -600k per second transfer rate, 195ms access time -hooks directly to Sound Blaster Pro Sound Blaster Pro (verson 2) **no manual** -comes with CD that includes all DOS and Windows drivers and full Win 3.1 DFI 3-button serial mouse 101-key keyboard one 4 meg 72-pin 80ns 1x32 SIMM \ one 4 meg 72-pin 70ns 1x36 SIMM |---total of 9 meg of memory four 256k 30-pin 80ns SIMMs / Teac 1.44 meg floppy drive Mini-tower case w/235 watt power supply -2 5.25" external bays, 2 3.5" external bays, 1 3.5" internal bay $1100
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