First post, by Keatah
What are my 486 upgrade options?
My original system, purchased from Gateway in the 1992-1993 era has a DX2/50 running on a Micronics Gemini Baby-AT motherboard.
Not sure exactly what socket it has on it, but it is a 168-pin socket, and has the extra (but empty) hole for 169-pin processors I guess.
The mobo is naturally a 25-MHz FSB model, and the 33-MHz FSB version looks to be the same except for a few soldered jumper wires and 33 vs 25 crystal. Not interested in changing to 66MHz, just pointing it out.
According to this chart:
..I can only use the POPD5V63. Is that correct? And if so, why not a DX4 @75MHz? Or would that simply not make sense when considering the architectural advances in the Pentium-based OverDrive?
I suppose yet another question is is my system an upgraded-to-DX2-at-the-factory or a "natural" DX2? I ask this because it seems the same motherboard supports DX and DX2, based on soldered jumpers.