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Ki Mendrossen
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dell 466 Desktop Formfactor PC
486DX/66Mhz
24MB RAM
1.7GB Hard Drive
3.5" Floppy
56x CD-ROM
SB-16 Soundcard
10BaseT NIC

MS-DOS 6.22

Cost: $25.00

What could I do with it if I choose not to sell it on ebay for $265? Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

a 56x CD drive in a 486 machine? Wow!
I have ( or better: used to have ) about a dozen of that kind of machines, even more motherboards and cpus of that kind. What's so special about them?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

yes.. its a 56x, says so right on the front. Works like a charm.
What I say wow on is the hard drive. the 1.7GB is actually more than the bios can handle (528MB limit) but with the Maxblast EZ-BIOS overlay it allows the computer to see all 1.7GB
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

watch that cd drive. the 56x drive spins cd's so fast it can cause them to explode (no joke. I'v seen it before). So if a cd has a small crack don't use it in that drive Twisted Evil . 52x drives are much safer as they almost never spin the disc fast enough to cause problems.

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lately 486 systems seem to be fetching a small fortune on ebay (nearly $300 in some cases for the tower alone). Perhaps it's time to sell my custom 486/133 I built from spare parts (afa 100% free).

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

harshbarj wrote:
watch that cd drive. the 56x drive spins cd's so fast it can cause them to explode (no joke. I'v seen it before). So if a cd has a small crack don't use it in that drive Twisted Evil . 52x drives are much safer as they almost never spin the disc fast enough to cause problems.



I would have said the same exact thing about the 52x drives. My original GTA2 cd exploded in one, two weeks later my age of empires 2 the conquerors cd exploded in a 52x cd burner and a friend's aoe2:tc cd exploded in his drive. all cds were originals btw....
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 3:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have a ibm 486 dos machine wrapped up and stired nearby so if my wife is asked to do work for a certain lawyer, she can easily do it.

my last 486 was a 133 and at least 60 megs of ram, dos.wfwg or the chipset would not see more so why bother.
I had 4- 635meg drives plus a 4x cd on the soundcard.
it had pci slots and a 56k modem.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

harshbarj wrote:
watch that cd drive. the 56x drive spins cd's so fast it can cause them to explode (no joke. I'v seen it before). So if a cd has a small crack don't use it in that drive Twisted Evil . 52x drives are much safer as they almost never spin the disc fast enough to cause problems.

mf_2:

lately 486 systems seem to be fetching a small fortune on ebay (nearly $300 in some cases for the tower alone). Perhaps it's time to sell my custom 486/133 I built from spare parts (afa 100% free).


I sold it. I posted it on ebay and some guy did a buy it now for $199.95. All I'm waiting for now is a money order to arrive within the next 3-4 days.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

wow....

I dug a couple of my 486 boxes out of the basement...maybe I'll do somethign like that...

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Blast people with those 486 pentiums are surfacing again (just to inflate a normal pentium computers value to 486 levels)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Looking at the recent listing I wonder if my old 486DX4-100 with a 21" proprietary paper white Cornerstone monitor, windows NT and other goodies would sell with autocad 14 and the other crapola still onboard?
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