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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Playing with 486 100 MHz
« Last post by bear on October 23, 2021, 09:49:20 AM »
I do not know if any are made now, I just have two unopened boxes and a bunch of used ones with book keeping, dos installations, old dos games etc. and most of them works. Just sold two set of Lotus Symphony, 14 disks got 16 crowns each so about a £ each. I got the same price for 10 unused in unbroken pack.
I do not sell on ebay but on swedish tradera, have a look here: https://www.ebay.com/b/Vintage-Computers-Parts-Accessories/11189/bn_1637394.  A nostalgic trip :)

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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Playing with 486 100 MHz
« Last post by Clock'd 0Ne on October 23, 2021, 04:38:55 AM »
Have a bunch of 5¼ inch 360 k floppies new and used :) Very few 1.2 mb floppies though.

Are people still manufacturing all these old consumables? I can't remember at all, how long does a used floppy last before it degrades?
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Playing with 486 100 MHz
« Last post by bear on October 23, 2021, 00:06:16 AM »
Have a bunch of 5¼ inch 360 k floppies new and used :) Very few 1.2 mb floppies though.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Playing with 486 100 MHz
« Last post by knighty on October 22, 2021, 21:11:22 PM »
Also formatting disks that i sell :)

do you get many disks or do you just mean ones you have lying around?

I've bought a crap load of used SAS drives on ebay for storage server at work (cctv)  surprised how cheap they are, I've had 2 die out of 78 drives in use.... dead ones were the first ones I bought, 2tb and a bit old... didn't want to spend much at first incase my plan didn't work out, sas+disk shelves was a bit or a learning curve
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Playing with 486 100 MHz
« Last post by soopahfly on October 22, 2021, 08:56:22 AM »
My first PC was an Olivetti PCS 286.  Had 1Mb ram and 20Mb Hard Drive.
Back then I didn't have enough HDD space to have both Windows and Games, so I had to choose.
I bought that when the P90's had just come out so it was already quite old.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Playing with 486 100 MHz
« Last post by bear on October 21, 2021, 22:22:05 PM »
Yes I use them, playing pinball on windows, and racing games in DOS,scrabble, vpool etc. :)  Also formatting disks that i sell :) Freedos is "modern" dos I can read/write files in the windows files from it, it has a kernel.sys and is linux friendly.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Playing with 486 100 MHz
« Last post by knighty on October 21, 2021, 18:05:21 PM »
omfg WORMS!

must have spent half my life playing that when I was a kid

Bear do you do anything with the system or is it just for a bit of fun?


I remembering win 95/98/98SE... used to format and reinstall every other week back in those days
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Playing with 486 100 MHz
« Last post by Clock'd 0Ne on October 21, 2021, 08:25:58 AM »
Yeah the 386SX would have been 33Mhz at best, not 133Mhz; I don't think it even had a floating-point unit (that would have been the 386DX). Anything over 100Mhz didn't really arrive until the 486/Pentiums (which I didn't realise but is obvious now, Pentium is a moniker for 586) that went from 50-200Mhz then MMX followed. I remember as at the time the P100 I bought was considered high end and was my first gaming PC, I bought Worms, and Duke Nukem 3D to go with it. I'm getting that warm, nostalgic feeling just thinking about it 8)
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Playing with 486 100 MHz
« Last post by bear on October 20, 2021, 17:49:08 PM »
Have hard time beliving you had 133MHz 386, must have been a 486, I had a 40 MHz 386 with coprocessor 16 m ram and 256k cache, that was a fast for being a 386 :) I could run w98 on it !
This 486 100Mhz (50Mhz bus) is good and AMD 133MHz  486 would be sligtly faster,  AMD 120 MHz (33Mhz bus)) would be about the same as the 100 DX4.
What more to do ? It has 2 compact floash hard drives,64 mb RAM, 3½" floppy, 5 and a quarter inch 1,2 Mb floppy(it can read and write to a 360k floppy but not format them,
well it can but they will not work on a 360k drive only a 1.2 drive) , a CD writer/reader, Sound Blaster (with 2mb RAM on it ! ) and an ethernet card. Three OSs, FreeDos 1.3 RC4, Windows 95 with LiteStep shell and DSL(Damn Small Linux) using GRUB I multiboot betwix them all :)
On my wish list for it is a PCI riser  card as it has jumper to change ISA/PCI also there was 32 mb RAMs, but where,this IBM Machine type 6482 XVI can hold 128 mb RAM.
Riser Card PCI (6484) FRU 82G3555, 72-Pin Memory Module,32MB (70ns) FRU 73G3135.
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