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X86 based PC ?

January 1, 2006 at 08:29:12
Specs: WinMe, 750MHZ 256M.B.

Iam curious whats the significants of having a X86 based PC ? Is it very common ,was it a more robust system when it was new it its time which was 2000 ? It just has my curiousity up because when going to the system information utility, under system type it says X86 BASSED PC , its a P3 750MHZ with 256M.B.SDRAM, 100FSB , I know by today standards its a dino ,however its been and still is a good stable PC !
Happy New Year Thanks to All
Nick

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#1
January 1, 2006 at 14:46:52

Messy link Wikipedia

I guess your curiosity wasn't great enough to check Google? Something of a non question, as the significance is that it's an industry standard, going back more than 20 years

If you get people asking the wrong questions, you don't have to worry about the answers


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#2
January 2, 2006 at 01:16:15

I know all about the x86 series, but why do some PC's say x86 series and some don't? I have a friend who's 98 machine had the x86 thing on the system properties and I used another one that did and my own personal 98 machine doesn't, it says Intel Pentium II.

I know that info is in the registry, do people change their info to reflect that or something?

Faris,


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#3
January 2, 2006 at 04:24:25

See response 2-You'll love google with the goo goo googley eyes,Shabap Wow!!

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#4
January 2, 2006 at 05:43:44

Actually jboy ,
I did in fact do exactly what you suggested b/4 I poste this ? ,what I read wasc that the X86 was a "work station" catagorey based PC ,that in its day was given very good reveiws .I was just curious of how many others with Pentiums had knowledge ofthe X86 standard .I never seen it used as a selling point when PC manufactuers,plus my system is always reported as being based on the MMX system !
Thanks for Replies !
Nick

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#5
January 2, 2006 at 07:07:18

DISCLAIMER The following rant is only my opinion.


I think that the term x86 has become almost meaningless, say, maybe, immediately after 486's. Or maybe 586's, I don't know.

Sorta like (when I was actually young), cars:


"Hey buddy what kinda mota' ya got in there?"


Well, TECHNICALLY speaking, the only "mota" in the car is fer when I turn on the wipers or the heater. However, the ENGINE in this here (former) Toyota landcruiser is a '71 Dodge 340.

or,

"Hey, that thing is SICK."


Well, when I was a kid, it somebody told me that, and I'd just kicked their tail in a little, uh, street thing, I'd'ha punched 'em one.


However, according to the "chopper" boys on 'der TV, bein' "sick" is apparrently "cool", "hot," or whatever your word is now for OK.


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#6
January 3, 2006 at 01:38:50

All Intel and Intel Clone processors which
are based on the 8086 codebase are x86
processors.

the X denotes a prefix ie 80186, 80286,
80386 etcetc

Even the new 64 bit AMD/Intel are based on
x86 architecture, so no x86 is not specific
to any one CPU, it just denotes a LINEAGE
which can actually trace it roots back to the
INTEL4004 Processor circa 1970



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#7
January 4, 2006 at 20:25:15

www.howstuffworks.com

if www.google.com is down. You will be amazed for hours.....


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