*Installation and Configuration Notes (FAQ)
*BIOS Updates
*Driver Updates
*User-Installable Upgrades
*Configuration Jumpers
*Product Documentation

The TC430HX motherboard supports Pentium® processors operating at 75 MHz, 90 MHz, 100 MHz, 120 MHz, 133 MHz, 150 MHz, 166 MHz, 180 MHz, and 200 MHz, as well as Intel Pentium processors with MMX(tm) technology. An optional 256 KB of Pipeline Burst SRAM may be soldered onto the board. The memory subsystem supports up to 128 MB of DRAM using either EDO or fast page SIMM components. A type 7 Pentium OverDrive® socket provides an upgrade path to future OverDrive processors.

The Intel 82430HX PCIset contains an integrated PCI Bus Mastering IDE controller with two IDE interfaces for up to four IDE devices (such as hard drives, CD-ROM readers, and so forth). The National PC87306B Super I/O controller integrates the standard PC I/O functions: floppy interface, two FIFO serial ports, one EPP/ECP capable parallel port, a real-time clock, keyboard controller, and support for an IrDA* compatible infrared interface. To provide for the increasing number of multimedia applications, a Yamaha* OPL3-SA audio CODEC is integrated onto the motherboard. The OPL3-SA provides 16-bit stereo, Sound Blaster* Pro and Windows* Sound System compatibility and full-duplex capabilities. An optional Yamaha OPL4-ML audio CODEC provides FM and wavetable synthesis.

Up to four PCI local bus slots provide a high bandwidth data path for data-movement intensive functions such as video or networking. PCI Bridge support in the BIOS allows for further expansion of the computer with PCI peripherals. Up to three ISA slots complete the I/O mix. A total of six expansion slots may be populated with full length add-in cards, since one PCI and ISA slot share the same chassis I/O panel.

A full set of software drivers and utilities is available to allow advanced operating systems such as Windows 95 to take full advantage of the hardware capabilities. Features such as Windows 95-ready Plug and Play, Advanced Power Management (APM) with application restart, software-controlled power supply shutdown, and bi-directional audio are all provided by software available for the TC430HX.

Standard configurations:

  • No graphics, Yamaha OPL3-SA audio, 256 KB pipelined burst SRAM cache, Expansion slots: 3 PCI/2 ISA/1 shared
  • S3 ViRGE graphics controller, 2 MB of video memory, 256 KB pipelined burst SRAM cache, Expansion slots: 3 PCI/3 ISA
For complete information, see the Technical Product Specification and the Motherboard Specification Update.

To get technical assistance for a motherboard manufactured by Intel, first check with your place of purchase or the system manufacturer. They'll know the most about your exact configuration and will have the latest information that is specific to your product.

Intel is able to provide only general technical support information for its standard products. Your motherboard or configuration may be different and, as a result, the information and files included here may not work with your hardware.

This motherboard product may contain design defects or errors known as errata which may cause the product to deviate from published specifications. Such errata are not covered by Intel's warranty. Current characterized errata are available on request.

Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 1996

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