AST Advantage! Adventure 4066d

February 18, 2011 at 19:15:14
Specs: Windows 95/98/2000, 486dx2-66&36MB
---Dear Sirs,
Where can I find information on what hardware can be used to upgrade my old AST Advantage! Adventure 4066d?--Also referred as the "All-in-One" model as it's monitor is housed in the case as everything else is, also. There is an empty footprint for another cpu on the motherboard and the one that is there is an 486dx2-66mhz. I want to purchase better memory cards, a graphics card and a hard-drive. The added processor it can have is what I want also, want to fix it up nice as a novelty item but want it to have maximum performance, also!

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February 18, 2011 at 22:47:30
The empty socket is for a 487 math co-processor.

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February 19, 2011 at 00:02:22
And you don't need the 487 co-processor, because the DX2 has an x87 FPU built in.

-Since it's an all-in-one unit, you can't upgrade the graphics card.

-Unless you add an ISA or VLB IDE (or SCSI) controller, the BIOS will only recognize hard drives up to 540MB.

-If the motherboard uses 30-pin SIMMS, then 32MB is the maximum amount of RAM you can use (8x4MB). If it uses 72-pin SIMMs, up to 64-128MB, depending on how many slots it has and if the board has any soldered RAM.

-If it has an empty COAST slot, adding an L2 cache module will really speed things up, especially under Windows 95 or NT.

Super PIII | Unlocked ES Tualatin @ 1.8GHz (150x12, 1.65v, 512K L2)
2GB PC2700 | 500GB | Radeon x1950Pro | Apollo Pro 266T | Win 7 Pro

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February 19, 2011 at 03:45:53
Stick MS-DOS 6.22 on that and you will have a fast PC...........

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February 20, 2011 at 09:16:46
--What about DosBox? Would that be possible?
--Also, the memory cards (2) are 72-pin memory modules but I look up this computer and references that I find for it say that the most memory it can hold is 32MB, (36MB withe soldered memory on the Motherboard) what does this mean? It has two memory module slots.
Are you sure that the 72-pin status of the modules really means that I could have 64MB of RAM in this? I hope it is so, I had been hoping so a while back when I first took it apart to find out what was inside of this little AST that my Mom and husband gave it to me for my birthday back in '99.

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