First post, by Intel486dx33
I want this thread to be about building the Ultimate 486 computer.
It’s NOT about being the fastest or best but about building a 486 computer that will play the mosts games and run the mosts software.
Here are the specs about what I have experienced.
CPU - 486dx4-100
Cache - 256kb
RAM - 16mb
Hard-drive - 410mb.
Controller - VLB 32bit
Sound Card - Sound Blaster AWE64 ISA
Video card - VLB 2mb
CDROM - 4x or better
Network - 3com etherlink-lll 3c509 ISA
From my experience this setup will play the most games and run the mosts software from the 286/386/486 computer era.
Enabling the “Turbo” button and using the “Setmul” ( set multiplier ) utility you can slow down this computer to 286@10
For playing old CPU critical games.
This computer can run to following software fine.
And mosts photo editing software from it’s time.
And play lots of games.