Subject: Re: AMD 586 dx4 133 support
To: Sean Berry (most of the time) <>
From: Phil Knaack <>
List: port-i386
Date: 09/11/1996 01:01:18
michaelv writes:

>>On the other hand, in spite of the speed improvements, my simple
>>Pentium 120 blows the doors off my 5x86-133.  So, keep things in
>>perspective.  The 5x86 is a good cheap upgrade for an existing old 486

spberry writes:

>This is a difficult call.  I picked up the CPU and MB, with a 16M stick for
>less than $350 (don't remember exactly), which I considered a deal at the

	This was a while ago, no?  I'm getting the same combination (chip,
board, ram) for $180 or so.  THE most important key word here in my case
is 'cheap.'

	And considering that up until this time I have considered my 
486slc2/66 with 16M (the chip, board, and 8M cost me $300, and remember,
the "SLC" is basically a 32-bit chip the size of a dime and with a 16 bit
external address bus [a la the 386 "SX" series {ICK!}]) "mostly sufficient"
for the last 1.5 (2?) years, this is definitely an upgrade. :)

Phillip F Knaack
Database Programmer, Information Development for Extension Audiences (IDEA)
Iowa State University Extension