Dell 486 PC w/no HD $9.99

im2smrt4u

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Would be fun for a linux box or something (router?). If the picture is accurate, it shows a power supply. $10 is a nice price, but shipping would be a b*tch! :Q

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random

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Wow. People still sell these things.... $10.00 ain't bad if you want a software router. Doesn't say whether it's a 486SX/20 or a 486DX4/100 though :)
 

ElFenix

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dual com ports! i know what thats for. this is good if you need the dual com ports. EDIT: i just got anandteched so i'm going to have to pull the pricing error. everyone in time still received their prize.
 

mithrandir2001

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The BIOS should be able to handle up to 8GB natively? You should be able to add a PCI controller board to allow up to 128GB drives. In any case, I'd use an add-on controller.
 

jhu

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you'll find better deals on ebay. i got mine for $10 + shipping and it came with 3.5" and 5.25" disk drives, 600MB hard drive and windows 95. good for use as a router
 

Vincent

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The motherboard might be so old that it won't natively support hard drives over 500MB in size.
 

DaiShan

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last time i bought stuff for a 486 It weighed like 40 pounds, I got the case for like 19 cents and the shipping was 22 bucks lol, good deal for the comp, but shipping will slaughter me lol
 

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<< The BIOS should be able to handle up to 8GB natively? You should be able to add a PCI controller board to allow up to 128GB drives. In any case, I'd use an add-on controller. >>



That's assuming it even has PCI slots, which is probably does not. Most 486's had VLB or pure ISA only slots. Expanding the RAM would be a bitch too, since it's likely to use those old 30 pin simms.
 

BadThad

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<< The BIOS should be able to handle up to 8GB natively? You should be able to add a PCI controller board to allow up to 128GB drives. In any case, I'd use an add-on controller. >>

I seriously doubt that. I've worked on a million 486's and I'm impressed when they can recognize any hard drive over 640MB.



 

Wag

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Alot of people don't have enough money even for the most basic setup. I thought this would be interesting for some, sorry if it's not "cutting edge".

If it turns out to be like a DX/66 or something, wouldn't that be enough for really basic web-surfing?
 

EagleKeeper

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Western Digital and Maxtor have utilities that will trick the BIOS to accepting a larger HD than the 540MB limit on the older BIOSs

 

fargus

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Hell, I've got a Dell 133 that won't take anything over 500Mb. I wouldn't hold my breath on the 486's!
 

geewilakers

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woh, i didn't know people still "buy" these parts. funny thing is i just threw out my old 486dx2/66 with mobo (built in sound & video!! :Q)and 5.25 floppy! guess i should'a given it to you guys if I'd knew. reminds me of good old days.....

FS: Sim City I on a 5.25 floppy (very first sim city!!) :D
figure i'd ask..