Recently I got GA-586HX Rev 1.53 motherboard. Wanted to test it with Pentium 166 CPU I had. Noticed that in Bios I can set whatever I want but only the clock/date is saved and nothing else, also the clock was not ticking. It had Benchmark bq3287mt Real Time Clock module. Luckily, on this motherboard it […]
Working on another PC from junkyard. Page with Chaintech motherboard support information and bios updates. Motherboard Manufacture: Chaintech 4SPIChipset: SiS 85C496/7BIOS String: 02/16/95-SiS-496-497/A/B-2A4IBC31-B2BIOS Version: Award v4.50G Fixes CPU fan holder was broken, so I have 3d printed mount for a CPU heatsink holder and then hot-glued old fan case to it. Seems to work ok […]
Some notes I made watching The Spectrum Show. New games: Antiquity Jones 2012 Paul Jenksinson More Tea Vicar 2012 Cronosoft Future Looter 2011 Timmy Alter Ego 2011 RetroSouls Genesis: Dawn of a new day 2010 RetroWorks Interesting old games: Glug Glug 1984 CRL Ninja Hamster 1987 CRL Worth remembering: Arcade Pac-Man emulator for ZX Spectrum Arcade game […]
If you are interested in retro computing, especially Sinclair ZX Spectrum computing, I highly recommend Paul Jenkinson The Spectrum Show if you haven’t found it yet. It is very well made series with a nice structure: news of that era, software comparison, game reviews, new software reviews etc. Highly recommend.