486SX


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486SX

486SX

A slower version of the 486 without the math coprocessor. 486SXs could be upgraded to 486DX2s with Intel's OverDrive chip, which included the coprocessor. The DX2 chip was plugged into the empty coprocessor socket, disabling the original CPU. See 486.
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The very oldest computers in these massive piles were DOS machines, 486SX boxes from 1993 that could telnet with the best of them and would run Windows 3.
En 1992, los equipos informaticos multimedia eran de Nivel 2, cuyas caracteristicas minimas suponian la presencia de un microprocesador 486SX a 25 MHZ con un minimo de 4 MB de memoria RAM y un disco duro de al menos 160 MB.
HARDWARE & SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: PC with 486SX processor, 8MB RAM, 2X CD-ROM drive, 256-color SVGA monitor at 640 x 480 pixels, Windows 3.
System requirements: 486SX (33 MHz) or higher microprocessor, Memory 8MB of RAM, hard disk space 6 MB, CD-ROM drive double speed or faster, SVGA 256 color monitor, Windows 95 operating system and Windows NT Workstation 3.
Our electronic classroom houses 54 486SX 25MHz microcomputers for students (each configured with 4MB of RAM, 40MB hard disk and 1028x768 color monitor) plus one 486DX2 66MHz computer for the instructor (with 8MB of RAM, 420MB hard disk, color monitor, SoundBlaster card, CD-ROM drive, stereo amplifier and external speakers).
Purchase no less than a 486SX computer running at 33 MHz.
IBM also plans to phase out all 486SX chips, offering 486DX2/66MHz processors as the entry-level retail product.
The 486SX and several hybrid 486/386 systems made by companies other than Intel (Intel Corp.
For example, a 486SX with 4MB RAM, 40MB HD computer was sufficient for DOS Lotus but not for the newer Windows and spreadsheet software, which are disc- and memory-space eating software.
Minimum processor requirements would be a 486SX, but expect to use a 486DX to achieve good work station performance.
3 volt Intel 486SX processor running at 20 MHz, with an internal 120 Mb Hard Disk Drive.
The 486SX lacks the math coprocessor that a 486DX has, but is more reasonably priced.