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FPUs-The Greatest (old) Processor ever!

 
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Vizzue
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 3:49 pm     Post subject: FPUs-The Greatest (old) Processor ever! Reply with quote

I am here to brag about my FPU. FPUs are basically old processors that have architecture that makes them different from a regular (or newer) CPU. Quake will only run on an FPU, and i have one, and it runs at an amazing 200mhz!!!! Malevolent
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 9:56 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Every amd/ti/intel chip after the 386 had a FPU built in. Nexgen processors did not.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 7:06 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

JMS wrote:
A few 486SX chips had no FPU built in (some 486SX chips had the built in FPU but it was disabled! Shocked )


Yes, I should have mentioned the SX chip. That particular style was sold when the 486 was first produced and died out by the time the dx/2 were popular.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 7:12 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the 486SX without the FPU were the tiny ones that were soldered on to the motherboard and the 486SX with the dead FPU was the big loose ZIF one that were the same size as 486DX chips of the same clock speed. Am I right?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 8:44 pm     Post subject: 486SX Reply with quote

Anonymous wrote:
I think the 486SX without the FPU were the tiny ones that were soldered on to the motherboard and the 486SX with the dead FPU was the big loose ZIF one that were the same size as 486DX chips of the same clock speed. Am I right?


Yes, that's correct. I have an old Tandy Desktop with a 486SX on-board chip. Right next to it, it has a Socket 3 OverDrive Socket, so I put a DX2-66 chip in it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:50 pm     Post subject: Vizzue is A Smacktard Reply with quote

Vizzue is A Smacktard Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2004 1:03 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, well, i guess i lose. you guys are too nerdy, even for ME! Looks like dosgames brought in the big guns on me...
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