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 Processor upgrade

I am considering upgrading my 486-33 with a processor upgrade, such as an
Intel Overdrive dx4-100, or one of the AMD-based 586-133 packages.  Based on
the literature, I would expect to get Pentium 75 Mhz performance with the 586
upgrade.  My only fear is that there might be Linux incompatibilities.  Has
anyone had problems with one of these upgrades and Linux, and if so, which
Linux and which upgrades.

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 Sun, 17 Jan 1999 03:00:00 GMT   
 Processor upgrade

I recently put together a second system at home based on an AMD 5x86-133.
I haven't had a stitch of trouble with it.  At the time (April), I paid
$205 for the motherboard/processor instead of the $360 that an Intel
P-75 would have cost.  With Pentiums getting down in price, it starts
becoming more reasonable, but I wouldn't buy an Intel just for the
sake of having an Intel chip.

Incidentally, I get 66.65 Bogomips with my 5x86-133, proving yet
again the bogosity of the rating.  :)

Geoff Raye

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Lee Graba  <> wrote:

 Tue, 19 Jan 1999 03:00:00 GMT   
 Processor upgrade

From article <>, by Lee Graba <>:


I upgraded my AMD 486DX-40 with the Kingtson TurboChip-133 without any
problems. Since I have a 5 v motherboard, I needed to go this route,
the TC contains a voltage regulator to deal with the 3v AMD 133 chip.

No problems at all, took two minutes to install.

I haven't really noticed a preceivable improvment under X (sadly), but
compile time for the kernel has improved noticable. Used to take about
36 minutes, now it only takes 13 minutes to do a complete
compile. Pretty happy about that.

I'm not looking for a better video card/monitor combo - if anyone has
any suggestions I'd be happy :-)

Hope this helps,

Esmail Bonakdarian (  |    I want to jump in the water
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 Wed, 20 Jan 1999 03:00:00 GMT   
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