60/65/80 Reply Powerboard (ASSY P/N 050081)
J14 VGA Enable Jumper - 1-2: Planar VGA Enabled, 2-3: Planar VGA Disabled
486DX2/66, 486DX4/100, 586/100
Max on board 64MB
I am running 4x 8MB 70ns (32MB) right now, but when I grab some 16MB SIMMs, I'll pop it up to 64MB.
I ran a POD and L2 256K WB, but I got some lockups under OS/2 (that's ODD) so I pulled the L2 until a future install.
OS/2 identified the chipset correctly AND offers some hi-res modes, especially when you pump it up to 2MB with the addition of two 256kx16 SOJs (cheap things, maybe $2.50 each). I set it up on my 17" Eizo for 800x600x64k at 72 Hz. I love it. Finally, decent video...
Video Memory: 1MB DRAM standard, colors with optional 2MB
Resolution Colors Depth 640x480 16M 24 bits/pixel 800x600 64K 16 bits/pixel 1,024x768 256 8 bits/pixel 1,280x1,024 16 4 bits/pixel
The Reply setup program is different. I am still figuring how to LLF SCSI drives. Also, setup takes a while to identify and configure SCSI devices, to include SCSI adapters. I got an IBM SCSI w/cache lit up finally. Ran the IBM diagnostics on it. So I think I can just copy the *.dgs files and try again.
Controller supports 1.44 and 2.88MB floppy drives. Presently running a 2.88MB floppy from a 95.
Parallel: One enhanced, bi-di w/DMA support
Failure to Copy ADF, or Damaged ADFs
I tried to install a FW and a FWSR on my Powerboard, but
I got errors where the setup program claimed the ADF on the options disk
was damaged or that the ADF was not found.