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    Ancient Intel

    Recently I found my old p133 cpu, I thought that was prety cool and a bit of a relic. My dad just found a 486 DX2 66mhz cpu, the heatsink seems to be attatched rather well, possibly by thermal paste, any idea how to get it off? As I had a look at the one on tomshardware and it looks a little different underneath.

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    Its probably thermal resin or glue holding it on. Unlikely you'll get it off they aren't deisgned to come off because they never need a fan.
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    it may be a type of cement and getting it off without breaking the chip could be very difficult. best way is to have the chip held in a socket and then twist the heatsink with a big pair of pliers - it'll either come off or there will be a crunching noise as the ceramic breaks.....
    I'm sure I've got an old 8088 1MHz CPU in my loft somewhere...

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    Try warming it up first by running an intensive program (well, what would be intensive for a Pentium 133mhz .
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    Try warming it up first by running an intensive program (well, what would be intensive for a Pentium 133mhz .
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    My old college had a 'bits room' full of old computer parts, Intel CPUs almost the size of floppy disks :|

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    Lol Steve, to be honest I find myself amazed at how fast my 166mhz Pentium is whilst running Windows 95. Its not as slow as you'd think
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    I accidentally buggered up the pins on the 133, i was using it untill a couple years ago to play doom and duke nukem. The motherboard was "made in USA" don't see that anymore. I don't have a motherboard for this cpu, I'm not sure if I ever used it or if my dad just bought it home from his work once, Maybe it was the one that was in my first computer which was a test computer at my dad's work which was bought home at weekends so i could play wolf3d and monkey island.

    I don't even know if it's intel or not, it says i66 on the back along with a serial number and some other stuff, it has a label that says 70-31633-01
    486DX2 - 66mhz. But as the heatsink is on top I can't tell, could it be worth anything at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xcelsion
    Lol Steve, to be honest I find myself amazed at how fast my 166mhz Pentium is whilst running Windows 95. Its not as slow as you'd think
    its when you decide to be cocky and jump to 98 that the brakes get put on

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    I was playing mechwarrior 2 and Baldur's gate with no trouble what so ever on a pentium 200 with 32 megs of ram.

    No, that 486 is not likely to be worth anything. Not hard to find and not much use for them.

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    scary and sad that i know this but your chip came from a DECPC 4502LPV (codename Bluebird Green) and according to the spec the 70-31633-01 is a 50MHz chip, the -02 variant is the 66MHz chip. If you can get anyone to part with anything in exchange for your chip i'd take it .

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    So true cm_uk

    I think 95 has a lot going for it... Customizable help files! What more do you need people!?
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    I still have my 486 dx2 66mhz system I've also got the 33mhz chip that it replaced. I don't actually remember either of them having heatsinks.. but it was more than a few years ago that I did the change around But I'm keeping it for my old collection of Origin games. If people are still interested in a month or so I could see about going to where it's sitting and taking a pic of it if you wanted to check the back.

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    I've still got a 700khz Acorn Electron with 32k RAM that still plays Pacman superbly (think I bought it in 1984 if my memory serves me correct) - takes about 5 minutes to load it off the tape though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by killie99
    scary and sad that i know this but your chip came from a DECPC 4502LPV (codename Bluebird Green) and according to the spec the 70-31633-01 is a 50MHz chip, the -02 variant is the 66MHz chip.
    That's odd as I have no idea why I would have that, my dad worked for a company called atomstyle (apparently the first people to use creative products) untill they went bust, so why I have a cpu from a company called DECPC is beyond me. And yes it is extremely scary you know that by the way.

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    I used to work for DEC and still do work on their systems so I have access to their parts information database - I recognised the 2-5-2 part number and just looked it up....I'm really not that sad that I knew it from memory!

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