Advice on a NEC Powermate 433D

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Advice on a NEC Powermate 433D

Postby Dragon Caesar » 2017-12-04 @ 02:54

I recently obtained a neat 486 system, the NEC Powermate 433D. The previous owner however must have done some upgrades in the past. When testing it out, I found Windows 98. Literally, there was a Windows 98 install CD in the disc drive. Besides that, the RAM and CPU I believe were upped. It currently has 16 megs of RAM and a DX2 @ 66 mhz. There is also a "fake AWE64" CT4520 SB16 card installed but everything else is onboard.

I'm not too sure if I want to switch out the processor or bump up the RAM but I was hoping to see if anyone has recommendations regarding sound and video. I'm aiming to run DOS and maybe Win 3.1 as well for any games that require it. I don't have a ton of spare parts to choose from but thanks to liqmat and past lucky finds I have a few options available without resorting to eBay.

Sound:
SB16 CT4520 (Current)
Asound Gold ALS100
Yamaha A151-A00/YMF719E-S

Video:
Onboard 64300 Wingine (Current)
Tseng ET4000AX

Any thoughts?
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Re: Advice on a NEC Powermate 433D

Postby elianda » 2017-12-04 @ 07:34

Current config is good and CT4520 is really a AWE64 card. Nothing fake there...
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Re: Advice on a NEC Powermate 433D

Postby Dragon Caesar » 2017-12-04 @ 14:52

elianda wrote:Current config is good and CT4520 is really a AWE64 card. Nothing fake there...

Thanks! I called it fake because it matches up to the card shown here: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=50015. In Win98 it was showing up as a SB16 as well.
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Re: Advice on a NEC Powermate 433D

Postby derSammler » 2017-12-04 @ 15:25

Dragon Caesar wrote:Thanks! I called it fake because it matches up to the card shown here: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=50015. In Win98 it was showing up as a SB16 as well.

Then it's a SB16. Seems like they reused the last AWE64 pcbs for those OEM cards.
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