First post, by Technomancer21
I was just wondering if anyone could confirm or deny a few things for me, as I'm still learning my way around real hardware of the DOS era and trying to restore my first ever pc into as serious a dos gaming box as I can make it.
First of all, It has an embedded 386SX-25 in it, and also what looks extremely resemblant of an empty CPU socket, I'm wondering what the highest model of CPU chip I can put in it would be, as I've found an AMD 386DX-40
fairly cheap on ebay.
This raises another question simply because I've never dealt with embedded processors before, Will the SX-25 deactivate automatically? or will I need to do some jumper configuration? Theres nothing in bios about the CPU at all. (I have no idea what model of mobo it has, I've examined it top to bottom for any identifying markings but there simply weren't any.)
My next question is if I went and got the CPU from ebay, Would there be any performance boost *at all* if I also installed a 387 math coprocessor? I don't care for the numbers, I just want to know is theres any benefit beyond the running of things like autocad on it. Because if there is, I'll probably end up doing it just for the sake of having a "complete" machine if that makes any sense.
I've got one photo here of the CPU socket I spoke of, alongside the coprocessor socket, and the embedded CPU. (also shows some markings on the board but google got nowhere with them, if anyone recognises it, any information on it would be greatly appreciated. 😁)
Thank you all for taking the time to read this 😁