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386SX

386SX

A version of the 386 from Intel that ran at slower speeds than the 386DX, addressed only 16MB of memory (not 4GB) and supported only a 16-bit data bus (not 32). It used less power and dispelled less heat than the 386DX. See 386SL and x86.
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My old 80386SX notebook had become rather useless and of course, it was not Y2K compatible.
An IBM PC or PC compatible with a 25-MHz 80386SX or better processor
The enhanced mode is designed to run on 80386 or 80386SX processors and allows your computer to access up to 4Gb of RAM.
The VSP design is based on the 80386SX PC hardware architecture, known as the Industry Standard Architecture (ISA), to provide compatibility with a wide range of plug-in units.
For my money, PCs based on the Intel 80386SX chip are the best price-performance choices on the market today, for the following reasons:
The system requirements include: IBM(R) PC or compatible with 80386SX processor or higher, 4 MB RAM (6 MB recommended), DOS v3.
Minimum system: 80386SX with 4 MB running Windows 3.
Enhanced features include an 80386SX processor and faster memory, for about $300 extra, and a mathematics coprocessor for extremely fast calculations, including graphics, for $200 to $400 more.
I took the attitude that you don't have to take the kitchen sink with you and bought a simple 80386SX system with 2 Meg of RAM, a 60-Meg hard drive and a single 3.
Using Intel's 80386SX microprocessor technology, the NCR 7054 ITS accommodates widely accepted industry standards and can operate with a broad array of other products and communications protocols.