Doesn't count as an Apple product, but I have an original 486 chip :-)

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  1. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    I dunno why, but I find it to be sorta special. Like, this chip was the precursor to the Pentium, the chip that really set the personal computer explosion on fire.
     
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    In a moment of incredible stupidity I pushed my finger on one of those as I turned the computer on 'just to see' how hot it got.

    The answer is;
    1) it gets very very hot
    2) faster than you can move your finger away.

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  3. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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    Funny, I performed that exact same experiment once. I can corroborate your results. A 6502 (actually in some early Apple products) gets lazily warm over time. How bad could a '486 be, I thought...
     
  4. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Pretty much every Intel chip ever made before the Pentium M got ridiculously hot.
     
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    I would not like to see a Pentium 4 in a first generation MacBook Pro case. Then the fry an egg on the bottom of the MacBook would be true.
     
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    I remember working with an old-school mainframe programmer that "held out" buying his first PC until the first Pentium (P5 @ 60MHz) systems hit the market in 1993. He actually believed by "investing" in a P5 system he'd have a system that he wouldn't have to replace for at least another 10 or 15 years. :p
     
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    I have a few nostalgic components myself, including a 486DX-33 chip. It probably still works, but the motherboard it came with (in my dearly departed first PC, a Quantex) is long gone; the soldered-on CMOS battery finally cracked open and corroded the mobo.

    I'm probably the only fool I know that paid near full price for a Pentium-83 Overdrive chip to upgrade the DX-33. Talk about too much buck and not enough bang! I could have upgraded to a DX4-100 for cheaper, but there was some game that I was wanting to run that required a chip that identified itself as a Pentium. It's now mounted in an old AST Advantage 575 that, last I knew, still runs. I haven't fired it up in a while; maybe I should.

    ADDENDUM: ...Well, whaddaya know, the old AST still boots! Time for some oldskool DOOM! :D
     
  9. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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    LOL - made me chuckle - am having a crappy day and that has cheered me up no end :D

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  10. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    Good :) (about the cheering up, not the day)

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