First post, by BLockOUT
Hey there, im trying to understand the 486 socket3 "socket upgrade kits" that were normally sold for OLD motherboards that only worked with 5volt cpus
i have seen some of those in the market, but i just don´t understand why some models of those upgrade sockets got jumpers for setting it as "X3" and setting it as "X4"
I have on my hands some of those socket upgrade kits and these do not have jumpers on them.. so for example if i test the ones i have with lets say an AMD5X86 on a really old motherboard (486 that has a 486 dx2 50mhz cpu on the motherboard and the motherboard does not accept any higher cpu speed, ) then in theory I should get 25mhz multiplied by 4 wich is 100mhz. Is that right?
what i don´t get is why some of those upgrade kits have a setting to set it at X3, i mean why would you want to set it as x3, since the best is 4x.
Or perhaps my upgrade sockets that don´t have any jumper on them can only do x3 ? and there are special upgrade kits that can do x4 ? Im kind of confused why some had jumpers and some did not.