Now that you mention it, I'm skeptical of my own advice. Would a cable with, or without, the ID pin help?
I guess I am in a quandary here as to understand what is connected to pin 12 that requires it to be grounded?
I would like to ask for some help in setting up a Vintage Pentium 3 slot 1 motherboard (MB) that I recently acquired from eBay.
It's bad form to mix topics in a targeted thread. You should start a new thread in an appropriate forum for this request. Pentiums (first generation) would be appropriate, I think: http://www.vcfed.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?70-Pentium-(First-generation)
Almost nothing of what you wrote makes sense. First of all, this is the first time you've said anything about being "out of limits". Your VGA monitor showed an image, so I don't understand what you're talking about. Secondly, 256K is normal for the PVGA1A and is identical to stock VGA so there's nothing wrong with that.
That is a hilarious miscommunication! Alejack120001, if you are still around, I think part of your issue is that English isn't your first language:"...hampers my ability to stand up for this machine" I've taught ESL and this among others you've made are classic misunderstandings of English idioms. That's fine, but its helpful to know when answering questions. But there are other problems here too, that others might want to avoid in the future. Firstly: you give us the results of tests, but not the problem: Did you check with your eyes how colors show in different programs? I am not clear whether only B&W or CGA colors were displayed, or just that the tests are erroneously reporting that to be the case. Are you relying on the tests alone?Ok, I agree the "out of limits" error message doesn't make any sense to me either. It must be indictive to the program being used. If the error message said out of memory, that would make sense, agreed. I am going to try a picture next as soon as I can find a DOS picture viewer. I do believe I am seeing 132 characters on screen and that is new. So the tool is working.
The IBM 5160's POST only gives a 'missing or bad video card' beep pattern, which is 1 long beep followed by 2 short beeps, if MDA or CGA is selected on the motherboard's SW1 switch bank. See the 'INIT/START VIDEO CONTROLLER' section of [here].Trident TVGA 9000C VC511TM6 does not work in a 8 bit ISA slot in an IBM 5160.
The IBM 5160 gives a bad video card beep indication.