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  1. Support.2@XOTIC PC

    Support.2@XOTIC PC Company Representative

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    Those are a bit before my time, my first computer was a 386.
     
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    The Intel 80386 had a very long production lifetime, Oct 1985 through September 2007(!)

    Do you recall the year, or the /speed of the 386 model you had?

    Intel 80386
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_80386
     
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    I believe the 486DX2 we had was 20Mhz turbo and 40Mhz base.
     
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    The 486DX2 was Intel's solution to not being able to run a stable external bus at 50mhz (on VESA local-bus, but EISA was ok), so Intel doubled the base clock in the 486DX2 => 20mhz external and 40mhz internal.

    The 486DX2/25 was slower (1/2 speed bus) than the 486/50, but was stable and ran cooler on a new process.

    The 486DX2 came out in 1992/3, and there were 3 models, the 20/40mhz, 25/50, and 33/66mhz.

    There was a 486DX4/33 as well, running 133mhz after 4 x 33mhz base clock.

    Intel 80486
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_80486
    Brings up a lot of memories. In 1991 I had the 486/50 and had trouble getting a stable video card on it, and at that point perfected a fast backup / restore from disk due to needing to recover Windows so often. I think I also used a RAM doubler at the time after getting the Video card stable. I also had racks and deskside units of Sun hardware back then "humming" along; eventually curing me of my joy for loud computers. My daughter was born right around that time too. A long time ago now. :vbthumbsup:
     
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    I want to say it was a DX, but that's been many moves ago and I was pretty young.
     
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    That's likely to have been a 386DX-?? , and I know what you mean it's tough to recall such details on the spur of the moment.

    When @Meaker@Sager jogged my memory with the 486DX2, and the Wikipedia Intel 486DX2 info lead to the 486/50, recalling the 486/50 PC brought back lots of fond memories from that time, and I began to remember lots more details :)
     
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    Would have been a -25 or -33, at that point I was more interested in playing games than in system internals though so it's a bit fuzzy.
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    You're an old man now @hmscott This will be your next Investment:vbbiggrin: And you will need a +60" pc screen:bigyes: No more portability:hi:
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    Thanks Buddy :D

    I'm not quite that old yet, but it is something to look forward to. o_O
     
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    I'll take one.
     
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