Expert Board EXP 8449 Mother Board

Posted on 1999-01-15
Last Modified: 2009-12-16
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
Question by:harlow

Expert Comment

ID: 1133421
If there is a FCC-ID number on the mainboard you can locate the manufacterer at the FCC database.


Expert Comment

ID: 1133422
Your 486 board will not permit you to run a Pentium CPU.
The best you could do is probably run the AMD 586x-133.

Expert Comment

ID: 1133423
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.)!)

Accepted Solution

rmarotta earned 100 total points
ID: 1133424
>  "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:

I hope it helps.


Author Comment

ID: 1133425
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.


Featured Post

Free Gift Card with Acronis Backup Purchase!

Backup any data in any location: local and remote systems, physical and virtual servers, private and public clouds, Macs and PCs, tablets and mobile devices, & more! For limited time only, buy any Acronis backup products and get a FREE Amazon/Best Buy gift card worth up to $200!

Join & Write a Comment

We recently endured a series of broadcast storms that caused our ISP to shut us down for brief periods of time. After going through a multitude of tests, we determined that the issue was related to Intel NIC drivers on some new HP desktop computers …
Does your iMac really need a hardware upgrade? Will upgrading RAM speed-up your computer? If yes, then how can you proceed? Upgrading RAM in your iMac is not as simple as it may seem. This article will help you in getting and installing right RA…
This video discusses moving either the default database or any database to a new volume.
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor ( offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

757 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now