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Are these compatible?

Billyray

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found this on Wikipedia: "The IntelDX4 microprocessor is mostly pin-compatible with the 80486, but requires a lower 3.3V supply. Normal 80486 and DX2 processors use a 5V supply; plugging a DX4 into an unmodified socket will destroy it. Motherboards lacking support for the 3.3V CPUs can sometimes make use of them using a voltage regulator (VRM) that fits between the socket and the CPU."
 

Chuck(G)

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Going from a DX4 to a DX2 is usually possible, but depends on the board itself. If it's possible via jumpers to switch CPU voltages, it will work.
 
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