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DaveL

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It looks like their EISA link takes you to the ISA page. We could debate if EISA itself was the mistake... ;)
 

Chuck(G)

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Yup. They reference the NX-853 in the ad copy as having EISA support. But the photo of the motherboard shows plain-jane 16-bit ISA:

nx853_sm_1.jpg


I'm not saying that it's impossible, but a P4 EISA motherboard would be something.

Are there any ISA motherboards that support 64 bit CPUs?
 

GiGaBiTe

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Chuck(G)

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The gotcha is though that some of them don't support DMA on the ISA slots, so things like sound cards and disk controllers aren't going to work.

I should have been more specific and said "fully-functional ISA". I've got one of the DMA-less ones; you can program and read the DMA controller all right--but nothing happens; i.e. it doesn't respond to DRQ requests.

Are there any Socket AM2+-AM3+ boards with ISA slots? I've never seen one.
 

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