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Wanted: working 486 system

commodorejohn

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I've been trying to get a decent 486 build going for years. I have a wide variety of parts on hand, but for some reason I've never, ever been able to get a 486 board to POST, even after checking all the jumpers against any available documentation, even with a bare board, VGA, and RAM - no display, no beeps, nothing. I'm getting a bit exasperated by this, and I'd like to at least have a working baseline system to test some of the components against. So I'd like to hear if anyone has a baseline 486 system to spare.

I don't require a lot - I've got plenty of RAM to fill 'er up with, expansion cards out the wazoo, and my choice of hard drives. I just want something that POSTs correctly and gets to the point of being able to boot an OS or bitch about one not being installed. A board with VESA slots and cache RAM that supports a 50MHz CPU would be a bonus, but not a requirement. If someone happens to be within day-trip distance of the general Folsom, CA vicinity, I could even pick it up rather than have it shipped.

Anybody? Bueller?
 

commodorejohn

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Well, wouldn't you know it, I pulled out one of the 486 boards I've had the longest and hooked it up and all of a sudden it's booting normally :lol: I am, therefore, no longer in need of another 486 setup ;)
 
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