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    Found my first "desirable CPU"

    Well today as I was driving home I stopped in the normal spot and ran across this beauty. Although I am unable to find information about the tower itself, It does have a 486 inside! SCORE! I also found a laptop that appears to have been thrown on the ground "leave it to army people". Does anyone know anything about this particular CPU? It says Ulysses on front and model no 00001 on the back. Its in very poor condition, with a lot rust on the case. I have not tore it apart just yet, I wanted to see if anyone knew anything about it before i destroyed something that could have value. Thanks for any help!



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    This is not a CPU, it is a PC or a computer tower. The 486 is the CPU. Also double posting questions about it is not going to get you extra help. Good find...
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    simple answer is that "Ulysses" was probably the computer reseller that built the machine. Back then there were companies ALL over the place that built and sold machines....they just bought the parts and built it. In fact, I build my own machines still (and they are FAR FAR better than ANYTHING you will buy off the shelf).

    Anyways, nothing special other than it is a 486 machine (looks like the SX version which is earlier and less powerful than the DX version that had a math coprocessor). I know, probably Greek. Suffice to say IF IF it works, it can be more than scrap value to a collector...same with the cards that are in there. If it is DEAD, then sure, worth several $$$ for the CPU alone. you also have some OLD finger cards, SIMMS (ram) and some other goodies.
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    I build my own systems, too. Back then, a lot of the machines came from small shops, though. Gateway 2000 and Compaq (Among others) made systems, but the majority came from the off-brands (What you have).

    The 486 may be worth more than scrap, but that's not really a rare computer, per se. It is definitely a valuable and cool find, though!
    More than Scrap Value Shipment Tips: http://www.scrapmetalforum.com/scrap...tml#post242349

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    Each time a working vintage is dismantled for scrap , a working surviving vintage's value increases infinitesimally

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    happy for you


    i have'nt been posting anything recently cos my data bundle expired and with the price of scrap being what it is, i dont have the money to buy a new bundle.

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    So that's what a 486 looks like...
    OK, I have a few of them, but I thought what people were calling a 486 was the CPU with a Gold cap and two bolts sticking out of it.

    I keep reading that the 486 has the most Gold in them (1/2 a gram) and figured
    that the bigger the CPU the more Gold. Inc the Gold cap.
    I have 3 K5's (Gold cap, Gold base and Gold pins) and a broken CPU
    Here's some 386(?) CPU too.

    Interesting and thanks for the info./e

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    actually a Pentium Pro is going to have the most gold in it. They were the 1st chips to really "jump" in processing power and they needed all that gold for the conductivity. They will say PENTIUM PRO on them and be mostly gold plated all around. Chips are usually easily identified because the company is nice enough to screenprint the name of that chip on the front LOL. Otherwise, it is identifiable since all chips will typically have some numbers printed on front or back. Ram is similar if you learn a bit how to read the numbers (it will tell you DDR version, speed and chip size).

    386/486 have ALOT of gold certinaly. The K5's are similar. There are even 186 and 286 chips and the really old MOTO pre-186 chips. Pentium Pros were the 1st REAL server/business class chip for the most part. they were a HUGE jump in processing power for the time.

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    Good find Derek.
    I don't find many 486 processors but when I do it makes me happy.
    I remember the first time I found a Pentium Pro. I still have it and the mother board it was on.
    My Wife didn't like where I put it but it's on my side of the bed room. I think I might frame it.




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    Maybe add a frame and mate under it. She may hate it less. Good luck, Mike
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimicrk View Post
    good find derek.
    I don't find many 486 processors but when i do it makes me happy.
    I remember the first time i found a pentium pro. I still have it and the mother board it was on.
    My wife didn't like where i put it but it's on my side of the bed room. I think i might frame it.



    lmfao!!!!!!!!!!


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