Fun_People Archive
19 Mar
And to think, I bought a DX7 in a music store 10 years ago...

Date: Sat, 19 Mar 94 23:59:43 PST
To: Fun_People
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
 DX/3.  Yee-hah!]

From: craig@sturgeon
Subject: Intel standards - the more the merrier

Saw this on comp.arch:

>I'm wondering
>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 []