1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 5, 2011 11:24 AM by mechbob

    Requesting help Identifying 1990's Motherboard

    SirVictory

      Hello all,

       

      I recently received some old PC hardware. One of the intact computers has a motherboard with a Pentium Overdrive processor. I have the memory for it, the power supply, a network card, the hard drive that was in it, and a floppy drive that was with it. I would like to get it up and running. However there is no place to hook up a monitor, so I was wondering if it is possible to use one of the serial ports to connect to my desktop to use as a virtual terminal. When I went to look at the motherboard, I couldn't find any serial/product/model numbers to help my search. There is a spot on the motherboard labeled S/N, and to the right is a long strip of white, but no numbers, I can't even find a manufacturers label on the motherboard itself. There are also several spots where microchips look like they go, and they simply are not there.

       

      I have a few questions:

       

      Is is possible to do what I described about using a virtual terminal on my desktop through the serial port?

      Any idea what brand/type/model the board is?

       

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks ahead of time.

       

      Here are a few pictures:

      serial.jpg

      overview.jpg

      cpu.jpg