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    Default Which 386-486 upgrade CPU had 8kb cache?

    Searching for the fastest 386-socket CPU I can get my hands on and believe it would be the TI486SXL-40 with 8kb cache, is that correct?

    Not overly interested in the TI486SXL2-50 as it runs at 25MHz when not clock doubled whereas the -40 runs at 40MHz all the time.

    I looked at the Intel RapidCAD but they nerfed it by deleting the cache and 486 instructions.

    I'm not opposed to socket modifiers like the Transcomputer modules, but things like that are even rarer to find it seems.

    Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron7 View Post
    Searching for the fastest 386-socket CPU I can get my hands on and believe it would be the TI486SXL-40 with 8kb cache, is that correct?

    Not overly interested in the TI486SXL2-50 as it runs at 25MHz when not clock doubled whereas the -40 runs at 40MHz all the time.

    I looked at the Intel RapidCAD but they nerfed it by deleting the cache and 486 instructions.

    I'm not opposed to socket modifiers like the Transcomputer modules, but things like that are even rarer to find it seems.

    Any ideas?
    That is the fastest route. Even the DLC processors offer a decent clock for clock boost with only 1K cache. I think your biggest barrier will be the price of the SXL chips.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/TEXAS-INSTR...rk:17:razz:f:0

    Ouch! and that is just for the 66Mhz version.

    The DLCs are at least priced better and you can occasionally find US sources.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Texas-Instr...:rk:1:razz:f:1

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpiguy2 View Post
    That is the fastest route. Even the DLC processors offer a decent clock for clock boost with only 1K cache. I think your biggest barrier will be the price of the SXL chips.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/TEXAS-INSTR...rk:17:razz:f:0

    Ouch! and that is just for the 66Mhz version.

    The DLCs are at least priced better and you can occasionally find US sources.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Texas-Instr...:rk:1:razz:f:1

    The first link is a 486 socket, not 386. Can't use that.

    Second link is of the TI486DLC-40 which only has 1KB cache, rather find the TI486SXL-40 which is the same chip but with more cache!

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