486 PC: AMD 5x86 133Mhz OC'ed @160Mhz, Diamond Stealth 64 2mb, 16mb Ram, Sound Blaster

Welcome to my retro pc overview. Not quite sure what I'm going to do with it yet but knowing what I did to my first pc back in the day, a 486 sx-25, i wanted to a chance to redeem myself. In short, i kept it in storage for years and tossed it >:( It should be fun for games like Warcraft 2, etc. A possible upgrade could be a POTs line and modem to access any local BBS's or perhaps even build another BBS.

The hardware of this computer represents one of the best in the 486 era. It has the fastest pure 486 CPU from AMD and a versatile motherboard with PCI connectors for more modern add-on cards. The ATi 3D Charger graphics card was upgraded to a Diamond Stealth 64 2mb that provides fast, highly quality 2D and 3D operation. The Mediaforte sound card has the Creative Sound Blaster Vibra 16 chip and an FM radio tuner on board. 

This system has been completely disassembled, cleaned and reassembled. Windows 95 installed and is running with the CPU set to 160Mhz, 40Mhz FSB for the memory and the PCI bus. Options include some serious overclocking the motherboard supports 50, 60 and even 66Mhz FSB, and the CPU can be set to 3X and 4X multipliers. There is also a PCI clock divider jumper (with 1:1 and 1:2/3 FSB to PCI values) for add-on cards. Thanks to pannonpc @ eBay for such a great build.

Detailed component list:

CPU:         AMD 5x86 133Mhz running at 160Mhz (3.3V)
Mainboard:   Lucky Star LS-486E w/ 256KB cache
Memory:      16MB FPM PARITY 60NS
GPU:         Diamond Stealth 64 (S3 Trio64V+) 2MB
Soundcard:   Soundblaster 16 CT2970
HDD:         1GB Western Digital
CD-ROM:      SONY 32x CD-ROM drive
Floppy Disk: 1.44 SONY
Network:     INTeL Pro 10/100
Modem:       USR Sportster 33.6 ISA -
PD17804PJ Internal Modem
         Athena Power AP-AT30 300W AT

Case:        Vintage Tower with LED display
Monitor:     Viewsonic VA703b 17" LCD 4:3

OS:          Windows 95 (OSR-2)

Screenshots: (click image for larger view)


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