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I helped a guy put a Cyrix 686P133+ system board into his pc and his system tells him it's a 486, and his system is not sufficient to run certain games. The games run OK but I was wondering why it thinks it's a 486. We reformatted and reinstalled everything and the problem remains.
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a Cyrix "686" is a hot rod 486 only, it is normal for windows 95 to recognize this Cyrix chip as a 486.  The Cyrix chip is designed on the 486 format and isn't a true 686 it is falsely advertised by stating this, 6x86 not a 686 it is the sixth generation of the 86, closer to the 586 than anything, that's why you use a 586 Pentium motherboard instead of a 686 motherboard
sorry....
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