60/65/80 Reply Powerboard

ref367.exe Turbo/Power Boards 3.67 Reference Disk
117-PB.exe 50/55/60/65/70/80 Powerboard 1.17 BIOS

60/65/80 Reply Powerboard (ASSY P/N 050081)

P1,2,4-7 32 bit slots
P8 32 bit AVE slot
P3 16 bit slot
J1 power connector
J3 Keyboard
J4 40 pin floppy header
J5 40 pin IDE header
J6 Mouse connector
J11 Parallel port
J12 DB25 serial port
J13 HDD15 video
J14 VGA Enable Jumper
J15 CPU Speed Jumper
J16 Clear CMOS Jumper
J18 Speaker connector
U1 S82078-1C
U7 Socket 3 ZIF
U17 ICDesigns 2028SC-B
U20 Dallas DS1387 RTC
U22 Appian ADI/2
U24 71G0438 (System Controller)
U26 22.1184 MHz osc
U23,29 flash, even/odd
U31,39-41 72 pin SIMMs
U36 10G4672
U37 Sipex SP241CCT
U44,45 BIOS?
U46,51 256x16 SOJ sockets
U50 Cirrus CL-GD5434-QC
U58,59 NEC 42S4260-70
Q1 FR024
Q2 Linear Tech LT1085
Y1 14.318 MHz xtal

J14 VGA Enable Jumper - 1-2: Planar VGA Enabled, 2-3: Planar VGA Disabled
J15 CPU Speed Jumper - ON: 25/50/75 MHz, OFF: 33/66/100 MHz
J16 Clear CMOS Jumper - CMOS configuration is cleared by switching the jumper from one position to the other. The jumper remains in its new position until the next time you decide to clear CMOS.


CPU Support

486DX2/66, 486DX4/100, 586/100
CPU Socket automatic voltage detection and switching.


Max on board 64MB
4, 8, 16 or 32MB, 70ns parity SIMM Sockets Four
optional L2 cache 128K write-through (supports 256K!)

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
Serial: One enhanced 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.
   I took out the 83MHz POD and used a 486DX4-100 to successfully install a BusLogic BT-646S that had failed before. Also, I had to edit the @0709 ADF because the Reply setup called it @0708 (BT-640).
   My SWAG- either a timing or compatibility problem (without interposer) exists. After copying an options disk, you must reinstall the POD.

Content created and/or collected by:
Louis Ohland, Peter Wendt, William Walsh, Kevin Bowling, Jim Shorney, Tim Clarke, David Beem, Tatsuo Sunagawa, Tomáš Slavotínek, and many others.

Ardent Tool of Capitalism - MAD Edition! is maintained by Tomáš Slavotínek.
Last update: 12 Jun 2021 - Changes & Credits | Legal Info & Contact