ISA bus throughput

Richard legalize at xmission.com
Wed Feb 1 11:48:35 CST 2006


In article <200602010919510439.4D557645 at 10.0.0.252>,
    "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com>  writes:

> I think a lot of very serviceable older hardware goes into the landfill
> because of performance issues that aren't necessarily related to preocessor
> speed.  Often, just increasing the memory and adding a faster (ATA6)  hard
> disk controller can make a huge difference on older Pentium I and II
> machines.  And it's these older machines that still have a few ISA slots
> for older peripherals.  I've just finished setting up a 200 MHz PII box
> this way with Win98, RH9 and Win2K.  Performance for most mundame
> programmer-type tasks is very adequate.

I think I found a good home for the remaining Pentium/Pentium II
machines they unloaded here at work.  Yay!
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