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diodenmann
May 23rd, 2012, 10:48 AM
I got this 286 PC (12 MHz, 1 MB RAM, 130 MB HD):

http://www.abload.de/thumb/dscf2241oycfx.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=dscf2241oycfx.jpg)http://www.abload.de/thumb/dscf2237qodkp.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=dscf2237qodkp.jpg)http://www.abload.de/thumb/dscf2253m2d8a.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=dscf2253m2d8a.jpg)http://www.abload.de/thumb/dscf224838e4d.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=dscf224838e4d.jpg)

Does anybody recognize this machine or the manufacturer ? The Bios-ID is D286-5004-040990-K8

I would like to upgrade the thing with an additional RAM-card providing a total memory amount of at least 2 MB.
Since the case limits the maximum length of expansion cards, most of the RAM-card models around will not fit, I think... any recommendations ?

Plasma
May 23rd, 2012, 10:52 AM
Look for memory expansion cards that use 30-pin SIMMs instead of DIP chips, they are usually fairly short. DFI MegaLith is one that would probably fit.

Tr3vor
May 23rd, 2012, 11:06 AM
Is that first picture the case? It looks like a Blender or a Monitor stand or something, interesting.

nestor
May 23rd, 2012, 11:12 AM
I didn't know that the Intel Inside sticker existed in 286 era...

Megatron-uk
May 23rd, 2012, 12:53 PM
Is that a 287 fpu installed at the top there?

SpidersWeb
May 23rd, 2012, 01:13 PM
Before his upload service resized the image and slaughtered my screen with adverts, I'm pretty certain I spotted a 287 too.

Edit: definately an AMD 287-12

Stone
May 23rd, 2012, 01:22 PM
Before his upload service resized the image and slaughtered my screen with adverts, I'm pretty certain I spotted a 287 too.

Edit: definately an AMD 287-12Really what a lousy choice for pic storage -- redirects and other crapola everywhere. I'm stayin' away from that one.

BTW I've got an Intel D80287-10 that's tested and works fine if anybody's interested.