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Help me put togeter a 386dx system for DOS gaming

 
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buckrogers
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:16 am     Post subject: Help me put togeter a 386dx system for DOS gaming Reply with quote

Missed that whole era so its a tad confusing, even with the info on the net available.

Looking at buying a 386DX-40 cpu and suitable mobo.

Trouble is, I notice two kinds of cpu's - ceramic with pins underneath (PGA), and plastic with pins that are soldered (QFP).

The AMD386DX40 is a QFP - does this mean it requires soldering to the mobo, or does it come on a little board that plugs into the mobo?

What else should I be aware of when making a purchase decision?

And what is this thing?:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...T&rd=1
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:15 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Mother board manual, hard disk size, parts are compatible with mb...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:14 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an old Amstrad there you can buy off me if you want..


Name a price.
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