First post, by Synaps3
So I am going to begin building an 8088 clone system - Sergey Kiselev's design.
My goal is to get the CPU running at its specified speed of 16 MHz - so technically not an overclock for the CPU itself. The supporting clock generator chip (8284A) is rated to 10 MHz. I find it odd that this NEC is meant to run up to 16 MHz, but I can't find a clock generator that is rated high enough. How did they ever run it at that speed? There's got to be an NEC equivalent clock generator chip that is rated for that I'd assume. Anyone know what it is?
I've been experimenting with emulators and I've found that at 7-8 MHz, I can't really do much with the 8088; it's just too slow, but if I run the emu at 16 MHz, then I can run a ton more games and software just fine. I was even able to run King's Quest 6 at that speed. I don't even think it was designed to work on that CPU, says 386 or better, but it works well.
So I have a major urge to make this thing clocked to 16 MHz. I think the PC-sprint board would be the way to go, but I think I need a chip that is better than the 8284.
BOARD | RAM | CPU | GPU
ASUS CUV4X-D | 2GB | 2 x PIII Tualatin ~1.5 GHz | Radeon HD 4650
DELL DIMENSION XPS 466V | 64MB | AMD 5x86 133MHz | Number Nine Ticket to Ride