Solved falcon iv 486 motherboard

October 25, 2012 at 10:09:47
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I am looking for a us logic falcon iv 486 motherboard.. any ideas?

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#1
October 25, 2012 at 11:39:24
Why do you need that EXACT motherboard?

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#2
October 25, 2012 at 11:48:12
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#3
October 25, 2012 at 15:45:09
This thing?

Oh holy crap!

Sorry, but your chances are not good. Got one with a problem or just looking for something to prop up the corner of a coffee table?

Sorry...

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#4
October 25, 2012 at 16:14:04
Yeah, if you're wanting something for upgrading a 286/386 to a 486, you'd be better off just replacing the entire motherboard---or better yet, just find a 486 that's been discarded somewhere (like my basement...)

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#5
October 25, 2012 at 16:19:11
...or my garage.

I have several. Will include 4x4MB memory ,DX4-100, and a bunch of sound, video, modem, network, and other cards.

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#6
October 25, 2012 at 16:51:15
Skip, I need the Falcon IV motherboard only. Would it be possible to get pics?

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#7
October 25, 2012 at 18:22:00
I think Skip was referring to having "generic 486's" in his garage (like I have in my basement), not a specific motherboard like you need. Question is (to birdman63): why this specific motherboard? Is this in some industrial piece of equipment that can't be replaced?!!!

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#8
October 25, 2012 at 18:26:05
Yes, it is a piece of equipment that we use to test jet engines and uncle sam's purse strings are tight. lol We found one but the price is in the thousands.

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#9
October 26, 2012 at 15:55:29
"We found one but the price is in the thousands."

Not surprising, since an exact match would be a rare item indeed. Specifically, why is it you can't use a "generic" 486 machine instead (which would likely cost pennies at most)?

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#10
October 26, 2012 at 19:56:38
That board looks like a 16 bit ISA board with daughter boards, etc., on it.

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#11
October 27, 2012 at 03:32:03
"looks like a 16 bit ISA board with daughter boards, etc., on it."

Yeah, I've run across a few of them (but not that specific model). Basically, it's designed to upgrade an older machine to run faster (like an entire motherboard on a ISA plug-in card). Some of them were able to disable the rest of the machine and pretty much ran entirely off of power in the slot---but these were "hungry-mothers", and I remember one having almost burned up the ISA slot from drawing so much power. I suspect birdman63 has an issue where whatever he's running is incompatible with anything but this model...it happened more often back in the "good-old-days" than you might think.

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#12
October 27, 2012 at 06:41:59
"it is a piece of equipment that we use to test jet engines and uncle sam's purse strings are tight"

Sure, all modern jet engines use antique 486 hardware for testing


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#13
October 27, 2012 at 12:16:40
If this is something DoD or DARPA has been behind, I don't think you'll find one lying around. If these strokes can fund stuff like the LCS, they can buy you a new computer.

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#14
October 29, 2012 at 11:05:16
Here's another hit on that board...

http://www.ehitec.com/singleboards/...

Time to get on the phone with the link riider provided and this one. Someone should be able to point you in the direction you need to find one of these.

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#15
October 29, 2012 at 11:12:33
OMG, you need THIS?!?! i think I just peed my pants... and I'm the one who likes old computers! if you work for DoD and DARPA, i think they can buy you the thousand dollar piece just because you need it. If they can buy a B2, i think they can buy you a 25 year-old motherboard.
~oldie
P.S WHY eggzactly do you need the paticular model? what a leftover-monster! (no offence)

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#16
October 29, 2012 at 11:49:27
It would be part of a proprietary system designed to do one job. Most likely the system and software is designed to protect the mfg sales and not to help the military.

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