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Rebuild of my old Am5x86 133MHz

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I finally got this bad boy out of storage, for some work and use to get back into the classic DOS gaming world.

I enjoy my old classics still, so why not enjoy it on a system made just for them?

Start off, with the specs, Pictures will be below! I call it the "486 Beast" because the motherboard basically uses these chips, but I have a Am5x86 133MHz chip running in this particular board.

Am5x86 133MHz Socket 3 Processor
PCI48AF-3.0 Motherboard (Not sure of brand name, just that, which brings up information and diagram on google at least.)
64MB of RAM (The board can support up to 128MB of RAM total.)
256K Onboard Cache (Can support up to 512K, I'd like to upgrade this at some point, some how. Can't find any yet.)

ATI Rage LT Pro, graphics software I used to install the windows 3.1 drivers showed 8MB VRAM. This is a PCI graphics card.

Analog Devices ISA audio card. (I was using a Sound Blaster AWE64, but the MIDI just wouldn't work for nothing. So I am using the Analog Devices card because the DOS games fully use it well.. just the windows drivers I found wouldn't work to get it to work in windows. )

I do have a Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold on it's way though, will switch to it when it arrives. I have plans to add RAM to this audio card too.

Genius Lan GE2000III, can't use it under windows 3.1 until I install the WFW 3.11 add-on.

10GB HDD, I have a few partitions on this drive.

MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1 installed. I might add windows 95 to the system later... we'll see.

Okay, time for pictures:

These first set are when it was in an older computer case, which got old and crusty, rusty, and dusty from storage. lol





CPU chip:


Better case, in much better condition:




Up and running Jazz Jackrabbit:



While I set it up, I did put some thermal compound on the CPU so it will transfer any heat to the heatsink nicely.

Other plans, are that I might add a better set of SIMM RAM in this machine, that match each other too, maybe bring it up to 128MB of RAM... lol
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I love old games as well, but can it run crysis XD. Finding old treasures in the attic is fun.
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good old days

some times i play games but 1990 to 2005
     
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i have cyrix 486 dx4 100
486 dx2 66
but no board right now
     
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Originally Posted by MahiMahiMahi View Post
I love old games as well, but can it run crysis XD. Finding old treasures in the attic is fun.
I tried Rayman 2 on the thing under windows 95, and it was sluggish, even with Voodoo 3DFX card I know it runs well on, and I couldn't get Direct X 9 to install on win98 because of "undsupported CPU type"

So I am quite doubtful Crysis would even start up. LOL

Yeah, I still like my old hardware.


I remember the good ol' days of our first computer with DOS and windows 3.1... it was a Pentium 75MHz with oh 8MB of RAM.

So this is helping bring back the old days, except the GPU in this has the same amount of RAM as it did physical. lol

My AWE64 Gold, that is on it's way, has 4MB RAM on it. So I am packing this system with a bit of goodies.

I still need to get a PS/2 port bracket though. right now I am operating this system purely by keyboard. lol
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That's awesome! DOS games are fun and the pc speaker sound emulated by DOSbox brings nostalgia.
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lol I have that processor sitting on a table in my storage room
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3.45V ftw <3
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lol I have that processor sitting on a table in my storage room
Sweet.

I may try to get another one of these processors later on, for another old rig of mine.

I also hear there was a 150 or 160MHz version of this CPU.
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Time to OC taht thing like none other..

with LN2
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