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Pentium OverDrive for 486 Motherboard

 
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Interon
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 3:48 pm     Post subject: Pentium OverDrive for 486 Motherboard Reply with quote

Did anyone here ever own one of those (a Pentium OverDrive for 486 motherboard)? If yes, please answer 2 questions:

1. Is it amazingly fast?
2. Is it as fast as a Pentium 60?

When I owned a 486, my aunt owned a computer store and she offered it to me for base price (about $250.00 CAD). I declined and later got a new Pentium motherboard with AMD K5 PR166.

That's why I'm curious about those relatively rare chips.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 4:00 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I would bet that a 486/133 running at 160 (40x4) would be faster then a pentium overdive
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 4:16 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though the PO had 32 KB cache (normal P1s had 16 KB, the Pentium MMX had 32 KB, most 486s had 8 KB )? Do you know how much cache that chip had (Not motherboard cache, the cache built into the CPU itself).
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 4:20 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Am5x86 will operate its 16Kb Level 1 (on-chip) cache in the Write-Through mode

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http://web.inter.nl.net/hcc/J.Steunebrink/amd5x86.htm
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 10:19 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 3 in teh original box of you want to buy them.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 10:24 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

3 Pentium OverDrives! You must be rich or something! Shocked

Thanks anyway, but I don't even own a 486 motherboard anymore. The technician who upgraded my computer kept my old mobo in return for doing the upgrade work.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 10:31 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I work in a computer store thats been around since the 80's. I have everything.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 10:44 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Kazer0 wrote:
I work in a computer store thats been around since the 80's. I have everything.


I have alot of old equipment because I didnt bother selling them off when I upgraded (they come in handy now that I have the retro bug).
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 11:20 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I work in a grocery store with food dating back to 1297... hah!

(sorry)
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 10:33 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the food, the grocery store, or both 707 years old?
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 10:36 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

12/97 December 1997
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 10:54 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Dogbreath forgot the separator between 12 and 97, aw dang. Meh
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 7:44 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

No, the cream cheese has really been around since Wallace defeated the English at Stirling Bridge in 1297. Don't ask me why they have it... Shifty
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 8:58 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

And who told you that?

I think after all that time it would disintegrate into dust/powder by now.
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