[RC5] Rack stuffed full of motherboards (follow-u

Jim C. Nasby nasbjim at charlie.cns.iit.edu
Wed Jun 24 17:05:52 EDT 1998


Can we please move the hardware discussions to the _hardware_ list? :) See
http://www.distributed.net/lists/ for more info.

Moo!
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On Wed, 24 Jun 1998, dan carter wrote:

> On Tue, 05 May 98 08:42:31 -0600, gindrup at okway.okstate.edu wrote:
> 
> >Oh, BTW, Price Watch indicates that AMD said as recently as a couple 
> >     of weeks ago that you could get K5-166s from AMD.  Hmm...  Since I 
> >     recall (oh dear) that this chip is '486 pin-compatible, the only 
> >     problem is finding '486 mobos that accept 30-pin SIMMs and *that's* 
> >     not so improbable.
> 
> 486 30 pin MBs sure aint too difficult, however, 486 pincompatible K5s are very improbable. The K5s i have seen are pentium 
> pin compatible.
> 
> You're probably thinking of the 5x86. The K5 was sometimes refered to as the 5K86.
> 
> The 5x86 was pin comptabile with a 486. In fact the 5x86-PR75 was basically a 486DX5 (clock quadtrupled) 133Mhz chip with 
> writeback cache.
> 
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