FT//e & FT//s Panther II Planar

F//e Planar Revision History
F//s Planar Revision History

I/O Board
   Switch Settings
   CMOS Discharge
486 CPU Board
   Switch Settings
   RAM Configuration
Pentium CPU Board
   RAM Configuration
System Firmware

Based on Mitsubishi Electric's Insight CD pages.


I/O Board

Caution: Only Apricot 3.5" floppy drive to be plugged in the PL2 socket.

Switch Settings

SW1 - 2nd Floppy Type

Pos. 2nd Floppy Device
5.25"
3.5"

SW2 - Misc. Settings

Pos. On Off
1 Cache Enable Cache Disable
2 Flash Enable Flash Disable
3 N/A
4 N/A
5 N/A
6 FTs FTe

SW3 - CMOS RAM Clear

Pos. Description
Clear CMOS
Normal Use

SW4 - Number of Drives

Pos. Description
Dual Drives
Single Drive

SW5 - Select 4 MB Primary Floppy Drive

Pos. Description
2 MB Floppy
4 MB Floppy

CMOS Discharge

To discharge CMOS use SW3 on the I/O board.


486 CPU Board

Switch Settings

SW2 - CPU Speed

Position CPU
Speed
1 2 3
On On On 16 MHz
On On Off 20 MHz
On Off On 25 MHz
On Off Off 33.3 MHz
Off On On 40 MHz

SW2 - Processor Type

Position CPU
Type
4 5 6
On Off Off 486SX
Off On Off 487SX
Off Off On 486DX

RAM Configuration

192 MB Maximum. Six 36-bit SIMM sockets. Minimum system configuration = 16 MB. 32 MB SIMMs are industry standard and are not the same as those used in the XEN-LS II/PC.

Memory is configured as 64 bit wide, thus SIMMs must be installed in identical pairs, e.g. 16 MB = 2x 8 MB SIMMs.


Pentium CPU Board

RAM Configuration

256 MB Maximum. Eight 36-bit SIMM sockets. Minimum system configuration = 16 MB. 32 MB SIMMs are industry standard and are not the same as those used in the XEN-LS II/PC.

Memory is configured as 128 bit wide, thus SIMMs must be installed in two groups of four, as follows:

MM1, 3, 5, 7
MM2, 4, 6, 8

e.g. 16 MB = 4x 4 MB SIMMs


System Firmware (POST & BIOS)

Firmware stored in Flash EPROM.

PFLASH.EXE Flash BIOS programmer for Panther II systems
APRPAN2.ZIP Panther II Flash BIOS ver. 1.05 (17 Nov 1993)
FLASHPAN.ZIP Panther II Flash BIOS upgrade disk ver. 1.05
   Raw disk image, imaging utility & readme file. Creates bootable disk.

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