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First post, by arncht

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hi,

i know about 3 editions of the dx2-66:
* naked, as oem cpu
* overdrive as retail cpu (boxed)
* blue heat sink version? where they use it? what was the reason of this edition?

i did not find any info about it. originally i thought this cpu was the retail, but from the newspapers looks the overdrive was it.

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Reply 1 of 16, by brostenen

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I have seen tons of different coloured heatsinks on 486's. I had a gold/copper-coloured one on a 486-dx2-66 in an IBM at some point.
The glued on heatsinks, just came in whatever colour, the maker of a given machine chose to use. Basically it is just a standard CPU.

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Reply 3 of 16, by AlessandroB

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brostenen wrote on 2020-03-14, 11:49:

I have seen tons of different coloured heatsinks on 486's. I had a gold/copper-coloured one on a 486-dx2-66 in an IBM at some point.
The glued on heatsinks, just came in whatever colour, the maker of a given machine chose to use. Basically it is just a standard CPU.

I think he intend CPU stock directly from intel, not modify one by the PC builder.

Reply 4 of 16, by brostenen

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AlessandroB wrote on 2020-03-14, 13:21:
brostenen wrote on 2020-03-14, 11:49:

I have seen tons of different coloured heatsinks on 486's. I had a gold/copper-coloured one on a 486-dx2-66 in an IBM at some point.
The glued on heatsinks, just came in whatever colour, the maker of a given machine chose to use. Basically it is just a standard CPU.

I think he intend CPU stock directly from intel, not modify one by the PC builder.

Ahhhh. I see. Well. In that case, I have no idea on what different colours Intel used for heatsinks that they sold preinstalled on their product's.

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Reply 5 of 16, by arncht

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brostenen wrote on 2020-03-14, 11:49:

I have seen tons of different coloured heatsinks on 486's. I had a gold/copper-coloured one on a 486-dx2-66 in an IBM at some point.
The glued on heatsinks, just came in whatever colour, the maker of a given machine chose to use. Basically it is just a standard CPU.

these are the intel official heat sinks (the blue and the overdrive). the question: was the blue sink version an oem or a retail product?

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Reply 6 of 16, by arncht

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here they write... boxed
http://www.cpu-galerie.de/html/intel486-80486dx2.html

but how the box looked? the overdrive is obvious.

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Reply 8 of 16, by arncht

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thx... with this type of blue sink? in this case it looks, the blue version is also an oem solution.

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Reply 10 of 16, by arncht

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derSammler wrote on 2020-03-15, 11:14:

No, that's the normal retail boxed release. OEM had no heatsink at all.

where is the box? i did not see any, just overdrive boxes.

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Reply 13 of 16, by BitWrangler

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I've seen them, but last one I saw in the wild was about 345 moons ago.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 15 of 16, by waterbeesje

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I've got one, it was found in a dead HP Vectra ISA only system.
It's a regular DX2-66, blue sink glued with all the Intel printings on it. To me it seems like an Intel product, not glued by hp.

Stuck at 10MHz...

Reply 16 of 16, by BitWrangler

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Yah that's the time period I'd peg them for, first 2 or 3 years of DX2 existence, when they were high high end, and before VLB had much market penetration. Probably why they're not real common, volume would have been quite low compared to when the masses got DX2s.

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