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Card Compatibility Test 2

Review of Slot 1 Motherboards with Intel 440BX Chipset - Spring 1998
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The second test was a lot more simple. I only expected an ISA PnP network card to run properly and be able to connect to my network. The used card is an extremely cheap Realtek RTL8019 card, which you can get for less than 20 bucks, but which is just fine for basic file transferring at up to 900 kB/s and multiplayer games. The card was reported as running fine by the system manager in most of the cases. However, in no less than 11 cases I couldn't connect to the network unless I manually changed the IRQ to less than IRQ8. Of course only IRQ5 is available in this area unless you want to disable COM or LPT ports and if you have got a sound card, IRQ5 s usually in use already as well.

Compatibility ISA PnP Network Card
Abit BX6 problem when SCSI PCI card in system, only connects to network when IRQ 3-7 is used
AOpen AX6B no problems
Asus P2B no problems
Chaintech 6BTM no problems
DFI P2XBL (Yakumo Y686BX) no problems
DFI P2XBL/S no problems
Elitegroup P6BX-A+ no problems as long as USB is disabled in Windows 95 system manager
Intel SE440BX ISA PnP network card needs to get the resources assigned manually, because of the USB grabbing an IRQ, however, IRQ5 cannot be released from Crystal chip and network card doesn't connect to network with IRQs higher than 7. Hence test *unsuccessful*! SCSI card would not work in PCI slot 2 when Crystal sound chip is enabled!!
Iwill DBS100 problem, only connects to network when IRQ 3-7 is used
Microstar MS-6119 problem when SCSI PCI card in system, only connects to network when IRQ 3-7 is used
QDI Brilliant I / P6144BX problem when SCSI PCI card in system, only IRQ 3-7 work
Siemens D1064-E no problems
Soyo SY-6BA no problems
Supermicro P6DBS card can only connect to network if IRQ is within 3-7
Supermicro P6SBA card can only connect to network if IRQ is within 3-7
Tekram P6B40-A4X no problems
Tyan Tiger 100 S1832DL no problems, everything is already onboard, but with onboard network card disabled it works as well
Tyan Tsunami S1846 card can only connect to network if IRQ is within 3-7
Tyan Thunder 100 Pro S1836DLUAN card can only connect to network if IRQ is within 3-7
Zida Tomato Board 6ABX USB is grabbing IRQ9 although disabled in BIOS, therefore resource conflict of ISA PnP network card when SCSI card is present, IRQ requires to be assigned to network card manually in Windows 95 system manager and only IRQs 3-7 let you connect to network, IRQ9 doesn't, although system manager doesn't report any problems
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