Kingston Technology MCMASTER MC133PD User Manual

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Kingston Technology

MCMaster

User’s Guide

Model: MC133PD

Kingston Technology’s

MCMaster

486DX4 Processor Upgrade

Micro Channel Adapter

User’s Guide

Part No. 4460012-001.B06

Kingston Technology Company

17600 Newhope

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

(714) 435-2600

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TABLEOFCONTENTS

 

Introduction............................................................................

1

General Description....................................................

2

Package Contents ......................................................

3

Packaging Materials ...................................................

3

Hardware Installation ..............................................................

4

Preparing your Reference Disk....................................

4

Installing Memory .......................................................

4

Memory Requirements ...................................

4

Installing SIMMs.........................................................

6

Verifying Configuration Jumpers..................................

6

Installing the MCMaster ..............................................

7

Configuring the System...........................................................

8

Running Automatic Configuration.................................

8

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Appendices ..........................................................................

 

11

Appendix A

Configuration Options...........................

12

Appendix B MCMaster Software Utilities..................

20

Appendix C

Troubleshooting...................................

26

Configuration Problems.................................

26

Using the MCMaster Diagnostic.....................

29

Hardware Issues...........................................

35

How to Reach Kingston.................................

48

Appendix D Product Warranties and Notices ...........

49

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General Information

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Introduction

Congratulations on the purchase of your Kingston MCMaster. This guide will take you through the basic steps of physically installing MCMaster into your PS/2 system and configuring the system. For most installations, this is all you need to do. Even battle-hardenedPS/2 veterans should at least read over the installation directions before proceeding.

The Appendices contain more detailed information, along with troubleshooting suggestions in case you run into problems. They also contain some background technical information, if you're just plain curious.

If any of these circumstances apply to you:

Windows 3.0 or 3.1 previously installed in a 286-basedPS/2 system; Windows 3.0 or 3.1 and a busmaster SCSI disk controller;

OS/2 1.2 or 1.3 and a busmaster SCSI disk controller; OS/2 2.0;

OS/2 2.1,

Any third-partymemory adapter; IBM's 386 Enhanced Memory Adapter; QEMM386 memory manager;

IBM's AIX operating system

Please read the appropriate sections in the Appendices which you will find in the back of this Installation Guide. If you experience problems which you are unable to resolve with the use of this manual or have questions regarding the Kingston MCMaster, please feel free to call Kingston Technical Support at (714) 435-2639.

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General Information

General Description

The Kingston Technology MCMaster processor upgrade board is a busmaster processor upgrade card. It provides your computer with a powerful 486DX2 microprocessor to give your system the increased performance to handle today’s most demanding graphical software applications.

Your MCMaster includes these important features:

66MHz or 50MHz speed (depending on model)

Uses clock-doubled486DX2 microprocessor

Daughtercard connector for VESA Local-Processor

Two SIMM sockets support up to 64MB of onboard memory on 32Bit

PS/2 Models 70 and 80, or 16MB on16-BitPS/2 Models

Internal math coprocessor

8K internal cache and 128K external zero-wait-statecache

Onboard clock

Full access to all of the PS/2® computer's Extended Memory

Support for all PS/2 compatible operating systems

Supports Micro Channel® multi-busmastercapability

MCMaster 486DX4 Processor Upgrade

Memory Expansion Microchannel Adapter

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Package Contents

The Kingston MCMaster package should contain the following items:

MCMaster Processor Upgrade Circuit Board

MCMaster Option Diskette

User’s Guide

If any item is missing or damaged, contact your Kingston dealer for a replacement. Be sure the items you receive are genuine Kingston Technology products. The printed circuit board has the Kingston name etched on its surface. If the Kingston name is missing, it’s not a genuine Kingston product.

Packaging Materials

Kingston Technology circuit boards are shipped in a special anti-staticenvelope which protects them from shock and static electricity that could cause severe damage. You should save this packaging material just in case you need to reship the MCMaster in the future.

Before you remove any component from its packaging, be sure you discharge any static electricity by touching a properly grounded metal object.

As an additional precaution, we strongly recommend that you back up your hard disk before installing MCMaster.

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Hardware Installation

Hardware Installation

Install the MCMaster processor upgrade following these steps:

Preparing your Reference Disk

1.If you have not previously made a backup copy of the Reference disk that came with your PS/2 computer, you should do it now. Your original Reference disk should be write protected, and you won't be able to copy files onto it.

2.Power up the system with the backup copy of the Reference disk installed in Drive A.

3.The Reference disk will boot up, display the IBM logo, and prompt you "Press Enter to Continue." Press [ENTER], and wait for the menu to come up.

4.If you are prompted to run Automatic Configuration now, press [N] for No.

5.Select "Copy an option diskette" from the menu.

6.Follow the instructions that appear on the screen, inserting MCMaster option disk into the drive when instructed to insert the option disk. This copies configuration information from the Kingston disk onto your Reference disk.

Installing Memory

If you or your dealer have installed memory in MCMaster, it needs to be tested. Kingston supplies a diagnostic, MMDIAG.EXE, for this purpose contained on the Option diskette.

Memory Requirements

MCMaster uses IBM standard 32-bitwide, 70 nanosecond dynamic SIMM memory modules. SIMMs (SingleIn-lineMemory Modules) that do not adhere to the IBM standard can cause compatibility problems.

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