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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:33 pm 

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Where is the best way to plug in the monitor and mouse and/ or what card to use?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:01 pm 
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Dual floppies! Wow!
Use the top card socket for the disk controller
If the video card is only one connector use the top most single socket port. If it is dual connectors use the second down dual socket for it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:02 pm 
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NICE! Looks like it has a math co-processor too. An x87.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:53 pm 

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It's fake! :(

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:24 pm 
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It’s not intel but definitely wouldn’t say fake. Mathco Dx is a 33mhz FPU utilising x87 architecture!

Back then none of the chips were that much better or worse than the others in terms of ability within instruction sets.
The AM487-80 was probably the better of them but but having any coproc is better than no coproc.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:26 pm 
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Omg you’re talking about the floppies! Dummy floppies! :facepalm:
I’ve forgotten about those plates. Lol.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:29 pm 

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I was just about to say that about the floppies. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:36 pm 
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I’m not as old as most peg me for but old enough to forget about the nuances of marketing gimmicks of the era.
That’s great!
Honestly I’d pop the darker one and swap it for a real drive. Then ebay it to some retro gamer who would drop $10 for it just to say heehee!
All of the sudden it all comes flooding back!
The dark second floor of Sears where the furniture and dishes were sold. And the ting blindingly bright two rows of electronics (computers/games) that spilled over into the furniture department. I think my C64 came from them.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:58 pm 

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Note the shadow by the base of the door in the center on the darker one, not present on the lighter one. There is also no seam around the button and the door on the light one. ;)

Thank you for helping me on all of my posts!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:04 pm 
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Double facepalm!!!!!!!

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