I've been looking for a new motherboard to upgrade my P100 and the
picture that's starting to form is not very pretty. It seems that most
(if not all) current motherboard designs are supporting a lot of PCI
slots and only two ISA slots. I just got a nice bonus at work and I
want a 300MHz PII / 128 meg. NOW :-).
I need 4 ISA slots: SB-AWE64, GTEK BlackBoard-4, USR modem, and a cheapy
NE-2000 NIC. I can get an MB with the NIC on it, but that still leaves
three boards to go on. It'd be cool if someone made a motherboard which
allowed sharing a single IRQ for the onboard serial ports.
Does any body have any suggestions? Is there a collection of motherboard
info on the net anywhere? (Would it be worthwhile to start one?)
(BTW, I _do_ know that manufacturers are moving to PCI because it
eliminates a lot of problems you find on the ISA bus, it's faster, etc.)
Robert Wuest, PE Empowered
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