386 upgrade board

Joe Giliberti starbase89 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 7 17:00:55 CST 2016

That's good to know that they are out there. If anyone has one they would
be willing to part with, please let me know. I'm also in the market for an
ISA hard card if anyone has one.

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On Sun, Feb 7, 2016 at 2:53 PM, Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 7 Feb 2016, Joe Giliberti wrote:
>> Greetings!
>> I have a Televideo luggable that I have been playing with. Its a 10MHz 286
>> with a meg of RAM, 2 360k drives and four expansion slots. I've been
>> trying
>> to figure out how capable I can make this machine for the hell of it. Did
>> anyone make an upgrade kit to go from a 286 to a 386? It would be
>> interesting to get this thing going with that, a Hard Card and an ethernet
>> card, somewhat capable of doing some modern tasks.
> Yes, there were several.
> 386SX is the simplest, and can be done with a daughterboard for the
> processor, but there was at least one to full-on 386DX 16bit ISA card,
> although it also had RAM, etc. on it.
> There was even an 8-bit ISA one!  I don't understand how that could work,
> unless it just used the 5160/5160 only for I/O?
> PC-Elevator was one brand.
> With the 286, you could run Windows 3.00, but I don't know how well the
> web browser could deal with the modern crap and bloat on the interweb.
> I think that it woulod be more fun to go the other way, with something
> like Blue Thunder, to use a Z80 and CP/M.

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