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First post, by kixs

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Hi,

just wondering what will happen if someone put an Intel 486DX2/66 in Nexgen motherboard and power it on? I know a silly question, but I saw a photo of it and I'm wondering if the motherboard could get damaged by it? Would the pins acutally fit!?

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Reply 1 of 11, by BinaryDemon

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Different sockets / pin counts.

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Reply 2 of 11, by Tiido

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Yeah, the socket is completely different, no other CPU will fit in it.

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Reply 3 of 11, by mpe

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It wasn't very easy, but I am strong...

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The density of pins in the NexGen socket is almost exactly double 😀

Reluctant to turn it on though. It would almost certainly blow up something...

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Reply 4 of 11, by The Serpent Rider

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It wasn't very easy, but I am strong...

Wrong side though =P

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Reply 8 of 11, by mpe

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Let me put an educated guess. Given most pins in either socket are power points it is almost guaranteed there is a short +4V (or whatever the voltage is) to ground somewhere. Depending how quickly you switch it off there will be a strong current that would destroy the CPU socket with the typical blue smoke effect. The CPU might actually survive just like the rest of the motherboard. But I might be wrong.

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Reply 9 of 11, by The Serpent Rider

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The CPU might actually survive just like the rest of the motherboard.

I will survive - 486.

Get up, come on get down with the sickness
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