Have not posted anything for a short while but have gradually been collecting this junk (we all so love) regardless. One of the more recent purchases is this NOS IBM PC 365.
This is one of the "Ready to Configure" models IBM shipped w/o hard disk/CD-ROM and was targeted towards system builders. Box is/was sealed with IBM tapes which I, in this particular case, were willing to brake.
Together with IBM I also got some additional extras I plan to test it with (later on):
It would be all SCSI in this one (just for the fun of it!)
I like the way old IBMs look, specifically the PS/2 line - but this isn't that bad either, and build quality is just superb. Manufacturing year stamped to the case is 1996.
All looks pristine (as it should for a NOS machine). Has dual processor support and it came with a S3 Trio 64V+ graphics adapter installed in a PCI slot (which I believe is highly compatible but not exactly what you would call a top performer). Swapped out the coin battery just in case and the computer boots without issues. Updated to latest bios I found, no problems so far.
Couple of questions for the future as I know there are many Pentium Pro lovers here:
-Should the Overdrive chip be installed in a second processor socket and leave the original CPU in place? Or should I just swap it with an existing CPU?
-Which graphics card you would pair this with? If we think we would leave out early DOS games and may be target something like Quake, System Shock etc. and early Windows games, of course.
-Anyone tried this specific Overdrive chip with SetMul or other cache manipulating programs?