ISA/VL/PCI Cards

Paradise EGA Autoswitch 480- PEGA2A - 1986?

  • CGA, Hercules, MDA, EGA and Plantronics (CGA 16 colors)

  • 8bit

  • Only 5 Dip switches.

    • Dipswitch 6=on for autodetect did not work on my CGA2SCART and MY 5151 Monochrome monitor

    • In my experience we must use dipswitch 1 to 4 to set MDA/Hercules, CGA or EGA.

  • PEGA utility did not work to change modes.

    • That also meant that one can not choose Plantronics mode

  • Hercules mode works fine with IBM 5151

  • Location: Shelf

Paradise EGA Autoswitch 350- PEGA1A - 1987?

  • CGA, Hercules, MDA, EGA and Plantronics.

  • 8bit

  • Came with Copam PC

  • Have printed manual

  • Manual

  • Has 6 dipswicthes - just as the manual states

    • Dipswitch 5 and 6=on for autodetect did not work on my CGA2SCART and MY 5151 Monochrome monitor

  • PEGA utility worked fine for all modes, including Plantronics.

  • Hercules mode works fine with IBM 5151

  • Location: Shelf

OAK ATI-037C - CGA, MDA, EGA and VGA card - 1988

  • CGA, MDA/Hercules, EGA and VGA

    • DOS util for switching modes on the VGA port.

      • Useful for showing "real" CGA on the VGA port

    • Dip switches for switching mode.

  • VGA Museum

  • Stason

  • Vogons

  • Is in West PC 1600

ISA 8/16bit GD5401 - VGA - 1991

  • ISA 8/16

  • Speed on Intel Pentium MMX 233Mhz

    • 3DBench2: 33.1

    • Quake TimeDemo Demo 3 - nosound: 19.4 FPS

ISA 8/16Bit TVGA9000i-3 - 1994

  • Switchable 8 and 16 bit ISA

  • VGA card

  • Support 15Khz Output - VGA 2 SCART

  • Manual.

  • Speed

    • 3DBench2: 33.1

    • Quake TimeDemo Demo 3 - nosound: 19.4 FPS on Intel Pentium MMX 233Mhz

  • Location: Shelf


S3 p86c911 VGA - Not working

  • Chips: p86C911 (gets very hot) and TR9C1710

  • Markedted as a high end Windows card.

  • Drivers.

  • Not working

    • We get a picture in Black/White -with lots of statics. In 40 column mode we can read some words.

    • I have cleaned it Ultrasonic Cleaner and tried again, same result.

ISA 8bit MDA card with Parallell port - 1981

  • Origin: - IBM 5150

  • ROM is modded. Pin 21 is not in socket and it's connected to pin 24.

    • Norwegian ROM - swapped from IBM 5155 No.1

  • ISA 8bit

  • Location: Green basket

ISA 8bit MDA card with Parallell port - 1981

  • Origin: - IBM 5155 No.1 - It had both CGA and MDA cards.

  • ROM is modded. Pin 21 is not in socket and it's connected to pin 24.

  • ISA 8bit

  • Location: Green basket

ISA 8bit CGA / Composite

  • Origin: West PC 1600

  • ISA 8bit

  • F68B45P display controller chip. Propably a clone of the MC6845

  • Location: IBM 5150

VLB: VGA card from Digital

  • Not working - at least not in the one machine it was tested.

VLB: Promise DC-420 vl - 1993

  • 15.6MB/sec

  • 80286 CPU

  • 512KB RAM - expandable to 1MB

  • 16/32 bit data transfer

  • Manual

  • Driver for DOS, Netware, Windows and OS/2 Version 1.3

ISA 16bit communication

  • RS232

ISA 16bit controller

  • IDE

  • Floppy

  • COM 1, COM 2

  • LPT

ISA 8bit communication

  • LPT

  • COM 1, COM2

ISA 8 bit - IO kort

  • Not tested

ISA 16bit MFM controller

  • MFM controller

  • Origin: West PC 1600

  • ISA16

ISA 8bit Game ports

  • Suncom game controller

  • 2 ports

3Com Etherlink III

3C509B

3Com Etherlink III

3C509B

3Com Etherlink III

3C509B

3Com Etherlink III

3C509B

ISA 16bit Intel Network

Intel 8/16 Lan Adapter - E139761

ISA 16bit 3Com Etherlink II

  • Etherlink II 16 TP

ISA 8bit - Realtime clock - Not working

  • PC hangs when card is inserted in IBM 5150

  • Origin: IBM 5160

ISA 8 bit - Novix card

  • Origin: IBM 5160

ISA 8bit - Photodiode card

  • Origin: IBM 5160

ISA 8bit - Memory card

  • 256 KB RAM

  • Make: MEMO - 576

  • Origin: IBM 5160

  • Current location: Shelf

  • Manual

ISA 8bit - Memory card

  • Memory card with 384KB

  • Make: MEMO - 576

  • Current location: IBM 5150

  • Manual

Mustek ISA Scanner Card AB306N I / F


ISA 8/16 bit - Sound Blaster Pro 2 - 1991

  • CT 1600 - Rev. 069237

  • Sound Blaster Pro 2

  • Not Plug'n Play

  • Real OPL3 (YMF262)

  • MIDI but not MPU-401 compatible (Use SoftMPU to fix)

  • Sony CD-ROM interface. CDU31A CDU33A

    • CD-ROM Interfaces: Panasonic and Mitsumi

  • Tested on 8bit bus - works fine.

  • Have replaced the capacitor on the 5V input from the ISA bus. This did not reduce the noise from the machine.

  • Location: Shelf / Amstrad PPC640

ISA 8/16 bit - Sound Blaster VIBRA 16 - 1994

  • Sound Blaster CT2260

  • Not Plug'n Play

  • Real OPL3 - Yamaha YMF262

  • Have the hanging note bug

  • Wavetable header

  • PC-Spk inn

  • Line Out and Speaker Out

  • Area: DOS to Windows 98SE

  • Tested on 8bit bus - works fine.

  • Location: West PC 1600

ISA 16bit - Sound Blaster AWE32 - not working - 1994

  • CT3780

  • Not Plug'n Play - Jumper settings.

  • PC will not detect card in any IO address. The PC used for testing works fine with any other SB card.

  • No Wavetable header

  • CD-ROM Interfaces: Panasonic, Sony and Mitsumi

  • Location: Shelf


  1. Creative chip has no contact with the PCB on one side. Needs to be resoldered.

    1. Have resoldered. Three pins on the main chips is missing. They are teard of the Chip.

  2. For testing on 286: https://www.dosdays.co.uk/topics/sb16_on_old_systems.php

    1. Or just use UNISOUND for initializing the card, and then AWEUTIL to Initialize AWE Internal MIDI.

ISA 16bit - Sound Blaster VIBRA 16 - 1995

  • Sound Blaster CT2960

  • Plug'n Play

  • Creative OPL3 clone.

  • Have the hanging note bug

  • Wavetable header

  • Area: DOS to Windows 98SE

  • Line Out and Speaker Out

  • PC-Spk inn

  • Have cleaned the card in dishwasher - setting for glass - no drying.

  • Location: Shelf

ISA 16bit - Sound Blaster AWE32 PnP - 1996

  • Sound Blaster CT3670 - The Covert AWE64 Value

  • The CT3670 is unique among the Sound Blaster 32 line of cards because it is effectively an AWE64 Value, but with SIMM slots and without onboard RAM. A SIMM is far easier to obtain than one of Creative's proprietary memory modules. The CT3670 chipset is identical to the AWE64 cards with model numbers CT4380 and CT4500.

  • 2MB RAM. Only needs 2 MB on-board ram to do MT-32 emulation.

  • Plug'n Play

  • CD-ROM Interfaces: IDE/ATAPI

  • No Wavetable header

  • Drivers

  • Maybe the best ISA soundcard from Creative!

  • Plus for having Reverb and Chorus on adlib sound.

  • Games/apps crash when using Internal MIDI. MIDI is enabled with AWEUTIL /EM. The errors says it memory read error. Have tried to remove ram from card, changed ram i PC and tried different EMM386 and BIOS settings.

    • Must try the card in another machine.

    • Must try with /EM:GM, /EM:GS, and /EM:MT32 - remeber for have the sound fonts files.

  • Location: Wic PC - Pentium 200

ISA 8/16 bit - Sound Blaster 16 VIBRA 16 - 1997

  • Sound Blaster CT4170

  • Plug'n Play

  • Creative OPL3 clone.

  • No hanging note bug.

  • No Wavetable header

  • Tested on 8bit bus - works fine.

  • Location: IBM PS/2 Model 30-286

  • Not picture of actual card.

ISA 16bit - Sound Blaster VIBRA 16C - 1997

  • Sound Blaster CT4180

  • Plug'n Play

  • No Speaker in

  • Creative OPL3 clone.

  • No hanging note bug.

  • No Wavetable header

  • Location: Olivetti M316

ISA 16bit - Crystal CS4236-KQ EP

  • Low SNR

  • SoundBlaster Pro compatible in DOS and Windows 9x - Highly compatible.

  • Windows System System compatible. Gives 16bit in 48Khz in DOS and Windows.

  • No hanging note bug on it's MPU-401

  • Not real OPL3 - Comparison here.

  • Drivers - Check here for instructions.

  • Location: TCI Pentium 233MMX

ISA 16bit - ESS 1868F

  • Chips: Es1668F

  • Wavetable header

  • PnP

  • Not real OPL

  • Low Noise

  • Jumpers to enable / disable an amplifier.

  • CD-ROM IDE interface

  • SB Pro and WSS compatible

  • Drivers

ISA 16bit - Sound Blaster AWE 64 Value - 1997

  • Sound Blaster AWE 64 Value - 512KB RAM - ct4520

  • with SBPNPXT or UNISOUND and aweutil /s to make it work. (has to load softfont to get MIDI)

  • Plug'n Play

  • No Wavetable header

  • No hanging note bug.

  • Creative OPL3 clone

  • Extremely happy with the sound quality.

  • Location: Shelf

  • UNISOUND for initializing the card, and then AWEUTIL to Initialize AWE Internal MIDI.

PCI - Sound Blaster 16

  • CT5803

  • Ensoniq sample-synthesis engine to simulate OPL

  • General MIDI compatible

  • Wikipedia says it is SB16PCI Others call is SB128 or SB64...

  • DirectSound, DirectSound3D, Sound Blaster, Sound Blaster 16/Pro

  • Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

  • Can be used in DOS with SBINIT.COM - require Expand memory manager

PCI - Sound Blaster PCI 128 - CT4700

  • AdLib, DirectSound, MPU-401, Sound Blaster, Sound Blaster 16/Pro

  • Microsoft Windows 95/98, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

PCI - Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum EX - SB0090

  • PCI

  • 7.1 channel surround

  • AC '97, ASIO 2.0, Digital Theater Systems Digital Surround, Digital Theater Systems Extended Surround (DTS-ES), DirectSound, DirectSound3D, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital EX, EAX 4.0, General MIDI, OpenAL, Sound Blaster, THX

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP2, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP

  • Supports external break out box instead

PCI - Sound Blaster Audigy 2

  • PCI

  • Model: SB0240

  • Gold connectors.

3C900B-Combo

  • PCI

3C905B

  • PCI

3C905C

  • PCI

  • 10/100

3C905CX

  • PCI

WinTV-HVR-4000

  • PCI

  • DVB-T

  • DVB-S2

  • PAL

USB2 card

  • PCI

  • 4 external USB

  • 1 internal USB

SoundBlaster Audigy LS

  • SB0310

  • Untested

  • Works with: Windows 98SE and above.

  • Location: Shelf

Adaptec 1394 IEEE PCI AFW-2100 Firewire


  • Untested

  • Location: Shelf