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Expert Board EXP 8449 Mother Board

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I have a generic PC with a mother board called an "Expert Board EXP 8449".  I have the usual cryptic, poorly translated manual, but would like to locate the vendor/manufacturer if possible.  AltaVista gives no hits on the manufacturer or the model number.  Does anyone know anything about this MB or the company that makes it?

If I can't track down the manufacturer, then the question becomes:  what CPU chips will work in this board?  The book lists several 486 and 586 variants from Intel, AMD, and Cyrix, but I would really prefer to stick a Pentium 150 or some such in there.  The clock generator on the board has jumpers that allow running at 25, 33, 40 or 50 MHz.

thanks for any help you can offer...

Justin Harlow
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by:joopv
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If there is a FCC-ID number on the mainboard you can locate the manufacterer at the FCC database.
http://www.fcc.gov/oet/fccid/

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by:rmarotta
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Your 486 board will not permit you to run a Pentium CPU.
The best you could do is probably run the AMD 586x-133.
Regards,
Ralph
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by:jcarlo
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If your top bus speed is 50 MHz, don't bother.  You can buy a new board for under $100, and put a real fast processor in it (the fast processors (AMD's and Celerons up to about 300 MHz) actually cost about the same as the slower ones (original P133, P150, etc.)!)
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>  "If I can't track down the manufacturer, then the question becomes:  what CPU chips will work in this board?"

I suggest you check the FAQ at the AMD website.  See the qusetion entitled:

"5. How can I tell if my motherboard supports the Am5x86-133?"

The FAQ can be found here:

http://www.amd.com/support/faqs/5x86faqdir.html

I hope it helps.
Regards,
Ralph


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by:harlow
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The AMD site says that their chip is compatible with the Intel P24D or P24T chips, which my MB manual says it supports.  Thanks for the help.


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