Happy 30th Birthday, Intel 80486!

This is the 33MHz CPU I've used for my first own PC build, and at some point in the near future I'd love to try and rebuild that machine from spare parts.

Can't wait to see you boot up just once more, my old friend!


@fribbledom Love it! I remember when my dad got a 486 computer to replace our older Epson 8086. Gaming went up a notch. It had a Turbo button on the front with a clock speed readout... engaging turbo jolted it from 10 MHz to the fully armed and operational 33 MHz battlestation from which I spent many hours playing TIE Fighter... Good memories!

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