BIOS Version: 1st December 2000
Board Revision: 1.1
As a practical solution NMC eliminates the hapless AMR and CNR slots, as corresponding cards are not available on the market. Included in the layout is the WOM function (Wake on Modem) but is not fitted. Wake-on-Lan (WOL), on the other hand, is integrated. A network card with an appropriate connection cable to the main board is required. Unfortunately, the connection cable for the additional USB ports 3 and 4 is missing on the NMC board, just as for the existing IrDa interface. Included software is Norton Antivirus 2000 and Ghost 5.1. With six PCI slots and an ISA slot, the 8TAX offers sufficient space for plug-in cards of your choice. The last PCI slot can, however, only be used if you give up an ISA card.
After the first start-up, the current BIOS dated November (or later) should be installed if USB devices are to be connected. Otherwise, USB scanners or other devices may not operate without errors.
The CPU multiplier on the NMC main board can be adjusted using the DIP switch up to factor 12.5 and the system bus cycle in the BIOS from 95 MHz up to a maximum of 166 MHz. The settings for the useable area are 102, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111 und 112 MHz. The DRAM timing in the BIOS offers either the host clocking or host + 33 MHz as options. Furthermore, VCM RAM runs in the 8TAX also. Overall, the main memory can be expanded up to 1.5 GBytes. This is sufficient even for memory-intensive MPEG coding or video editing programmes. Furthermore, the CPU Vcore voltage can be adjusted for tuning purposes using the DIP switch between 1.30 and 2.05 V in 0.05 V steps.