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Things I have learned about my 486 AFTER buying it.

  1. #1
    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]
    Yes, I did buy this machine mostly for what it looked like and I didn't even ask any questions or do much research.
    It was just an idea I got from watching LGR videos and I thought to myself "that would be neat to do someday".
    Anyways, I got computer fever from my gaming computer build and I just feel "why not?".

    After doing a bunch of research I have found that my 486 uses ISA ports which is okay but PCI ports would have been better and allowed for the best performance in such a build.
    To be fair, I didn't know they had 486 motherboards with PCI slots.

    Nest thing I learned was that the processor it comes with is a DX2 50 which is a little slower than I thought I was getting.
    I assumes it was a DX2 @66mhz but the markings in the picture are a bit faded and after looking back I saw a faint 50 after the DX2 markings.

    This is not the end of the world as I planned of beefing it up to either a 486 Overdrive processor or maybe even a 586 processor.
    And yes I know it says DX2 50 in the damn title but I thought the 50 was with something else.

    Can anyone tell me what those 3 slots at the bottom are next to the bottom 3 ISA slots?

    I also learned that it does in fact have L2 cache and its a beefy 256k
    That is great news because the processor only has 2k of L1 cache.

    It also appears as though I am able to upgrade it from 4mb of ram to 8mb.
    I am happy about that too.

    Currently I am researching what ports my mouse and keyboard will need.
    I can't tell from the item listing if it uses an old 5 pin plug and Im sure something serial is required.

    Anyone got a serial mouse/keyboard for sale?
  2. #2
    I've been scouring Valve Village for a 486 system for a while now without luck...plenty of Pentium(1) computers but yet to find a 486
  3. #3
    Donald Trump African Astronaut
    All the 486s have been put where they belong, in the trash.
  4. #4
    Fonaplats victim of incest [daylong jump-start that nome]
    Originally posted by Donald Trump All the 486s have been put where they belong, in the trash.

    My 486 is a powerhouse that will be the envy of collectors around the world.
  5. #5
    Certain soundblaster cards go for a pretty penny these days too
  6. #6
    stl1 Dark Matter
    What you need to do is add a Holley 4 barrel dual-pumper carb, some Cragars, headers, glass packs and lights under the wheel wells to jazz that old dog up.
    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
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