Entry by Carlos S. M.
PCChips M396F

PCChips M396F Revision 2.7


CPU support

Supported sockets:
  • PQFP100
Front Side Bus speed: 16/25/33/40 MHz
Supported architectures:
  • AMD Am386SX
  • Cyrix Cx486SLC
  • Intel 80386SX i386
Note! Some steppings might require updated BIOS/microcode to work properly.
CPU is soldered on the motherboard, can be an Intel 386SX, AMD Am386SX or Texas Instruments 486SLC

System memory

  • Type: FPM 80/70/60 ns
    2 memory channels on 4x 30-pin SIMM
Max supported: 16.00 MB


Northbridge/MCH: SARC RC2016A
512 kbit Parallel BIOS ROM

Power supply

Main board power: AT

Expansion slots

6 16-bit ISA slots

Rear I/O ports

AT-style keyboard DIN connector

Internal I/O headers


Circuit board

Baby AT form factor



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