I'm betting somone here knows something about win3 and what it takes to make it work. My first computer had Win 3.11 and 486DX2/66 and I am sorry I ever let that computer go. Now their selling on ebay for hundreds of dollars. I always thought the 86 chips were Intel but searching tonite I noticed Cyrix made them. Anyway, I have an idea, tell me if it will work.
I know it may take some fabricating but I found a Gateway MB with the 486 chip and 16mb ram on it tonite.
http://www.ebay.com/...=item4874664008 (I hope this is not some kind of forum violation
These are the seller notes, Seller Notes: “Powers on, and is able to boot into BIOS. 66MHz 486DX2 CPU w/16MB RAM Included. 256K Cache Module Installed. No corrosion on motherboard!. Battery module is not installed - CMOS invalid checksum. No further testing was done” Does this look like it's usable? I am thinking I could get an ATX case, mount it in there, mount a floppy drive and hard drive, power supply. I have no idea what graphics card would be compatible with this. It says it has VLB slots, what are those?
Can a CD drive be used with this? I'm assuming optical drives will not work? I don't remember what the other types of drives are called. I have some old sound cards.
This part I have no experience with. I think I would have to use DOS 6.22 and Win 3. I don't know anything about loading the software.