And to think, I bought a DX7 in a music store 10 years ago...
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 94 23:59:43 PST
Subject: And to think, I bought a DX7 in a music store 10 years ago...
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[Thanks, Craig! Note, BTW, that the 486-DX/2 is a processor that to
the outside world looks like it's running at one speed but internally
it's going twice as fast. The DX/4 is the same way, but instead of
going twice as fast it goes... three times as fast. They also
enlarged the caches, so they fixured that made it a DX/4 instead of a
Subject: Intel standards - the more the merrier
Saw this on comp.arch:
>whether I can plug a DX4 into the Overdrive socket on my 1-year old
>486sx machine? Does anyone have a definitve answer?
You will need a scorecard to figure that one out... there are multiple
overdrive sockets. One is 3v only, one is the old 5v only, one is a
newer 5v only, and then there is a hybrid with 3v/5v. Some have
168-pins and a hole; some have the hole filled for 169-pins; some have
235-pins; some have 237-pins. Some are white; some are blue; some
are just plain. Some have screws; some have levers; some need a
The bottom line is that if you have the 237-pin OverDrive socket (the
hybrid), then you can just plug it in. Of course, don't take my word
for it and risk blowing up your processor since I can only believe
what I read from Intel.
© 1994 Peter Langston