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Bus type VLB
Bus width 32-bit
Bus speed 50 MHz
Manufacturer First International Computer, Inc.
Chipset VIA VT82C486A
Compatible with AT
Connectors AT Keyboard
Requires -5VDC? Unknown
"Unknown" is not recognized as a Boolean (true/false) value.
Requires -12VDC? Unknown
"Unknown" is not recognized as a Boolean (true/false) value.
Config method Jumpers, Software
Form factor Baby AT
Power connector AT
CPU socket Socket 3
ISA slots 4 @ 16-bit
VLB slots 2
RAM slots 4 @ 30-pin
2 @ 72-pin
Maximum RAM 96MB
100,663,296 B
Boot ROM Socket, 28-pin JEDEC, read-only
IDE Controller
IDE buses 1
Primary? Yes
Secondary? No
Tertiary? No
Quaternary? No
ROM type None
Floppy Controller
Floppy buses 1
Drives per bus 2
Secondary? No
ROM type None
IO Controller
Serial ports 2
"?" is not in the list (8250, 16450, 16550, 16550A, 16650, 16650V2) of allowed values for the "Has UART" property.
COM1/2/3/4? Yes / Yes / No / No
Parallel ports 1
Bi-dir? Yes
LPT1/2/3/4? Yes / No / No / No
Game ports 0
Manual Vogonsdrivers (PDF)
FIC (images)
Driver Missing download URL

The FIC 486-GIO-VP is a 486 VLB motherboard with onboard (VLB) IDE controller. It supports bus speeds of 25, 33, 40 and 50 MHz.

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External battery

An external battery can be connected to J13. Pin 1 is positive, pin 4 is negative. The motherboard does not attempt to charge a connected battery, so non-rechargeable batteries can be used.

The manual does not state the battery voltage range, however if the motherboard uses a Dallas DS12885Q RTC chip then the datasheet for this chip specifies the battery voltage must be between 2.5 and 4.0V.

Serial ports

The serial ports are 10-pin connectors with type-B pinout.