My Generic 486 (built in its current form in 2017)
- AMD 5×86-133 (in PCChips M919 motherboard)
- 64MB RAM
- AHA-1522A SCSI Card
- 2GB Sandisk Extreme III Compact Flash
- PD/CD-Rom drive (kind of a precursor to CD-R and DVD-RAM)
- 5.25″ 360K floppy (used for disk imaging)
- 3.5″ 1.44MB floppy
- iomega Zip 100
- Full Length COM/LPT/Floppy/MFM card, using mostly just for COM/LPT ports, but nice to have in place to test MFM hard drives too.
- Sound Blaster 16 (CT4170)
- 3C509 10Base-T NIC
- 1MB VLB Video card
- Windows 95
PCChips may be infamous for cheating people on cache memory, and general cheapness, but the M919 is probably one of the most overclockable 486 boards out there. I will be testing a few different CPUs in this, an AMD 5×86 133, a Cyrix 5×86 100GP, and a Pentium Overdrive 83, I plan to see which one runs the fastest, I am betting the Cyrix with it’s cache and branch prediction might edge out the win, at stock speeds, but I bet the AMD wins on overclocking, not really sure how the POD will perform.