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Old 05-09-2005, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i want to flash the bios on a 486 motherboard is there anything i should know before i do it? how do i go about it in the first place?? and can i even upgrade the bios on this dinosaur at all? i cant upgrade or so the person who owns it says, they say the program is too slow for a faster processor. makes no sense to me and on top of that it wont recognize the boot floppy. any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-09-2005, 05:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nah, he needs something more like this:

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i want to flash the bios on a 486 motherboard is there anything i should know before i do it? how do i go about it in the first place?? and can i even upgrade the bios on this dinosaur at all? i cant upgrade or so the person who owns it says, they say the program is too slow for a faster processor. makes no sense to me and on top of that it wont recognize the boot floppy. any help would be appreciated.
#1 it's soo old good lucky trying to flash it

#2 no use trying if it cant see a floppy
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Well, he sounds like people where I live. In my area, its still quite common to be using a 486 with "3.1 Winders" as they say it. There is a saying that "if its not broke don't fix it"....but there comes a point when you just have to move on.
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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lol, yeah, i had one of them once
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I had one of those!!! I think it was 1993
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Thats tight man, best of luck. Wish I could find and run my old 486, it was A Leading Edge. Haha, it would be cool, I remember the huge pile of folders and the pains of DOS.
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I still remember my top of the line 486 with its blazing 66mhz cpu.
Ran Wolf 3D ok
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