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Will vl-bus cards work in isa slots?
Adaptec 2842A SCSI card and an Diamond Stealth VRAM card designed for vl-bus don't seem to work in isa slots.

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Nope.  I know the first half of the card LOOKS like it goes in an ISA slot, but VESA cards need a VESA slot.  the VESA extension is not optional.
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It fits, but have you noticed the extra stuff hanging off the end there?  It is somewhat necessary.
That is sort of like one computer that I worked on.  I plugged everything in properly but was unable to get any sound out of it.  When I opened the computer, the user had put the PCI sound card in but not bothered to plug in into a PCI slot.  The actual connectors were sitting to the left of an ISA slot, even, just hanging in mid air.  I guess that one was supposed to be a wireless sound card!!
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by:Wakeup
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Definitely not as the others have stated....you need a VLB slot.  VLB slots are not easy to come by.  Good luck!
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I have quite a few VLB mobos.  They are basically useless since the technology is so old.  It is also a bit hard to find CPUs to use on them.
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Now that I think of it...  I did once have an ISA bus IDE controller that had an optional socket on the end to add on a VESA extender module.  So there were a RARE few cards that can go in either type socket.

A long shot, but you can look on the card for a jumper with a label indicating ISA or VESA.
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thank you all
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