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Packard Bell Legend 386X

Packard Bell Legend 386X

Speed16 MHz
Memory1024 KB
Hard Drive40  MB

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Release Date: 1/1/1987
Manufacturer: Packard Bell
 
Donated By: Kimber Osborne
 
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ninkas on Thursday, February 18, 2010
From what I can remember when we had one, this unit has an Intel 386sx CPU running at 8 MHz standard and 16 MHz on Turbo, the motherboard has a slot for a co-processor but does not come with one. The unit supports 30-pin SIMM memory and has ISA slots for expansion capabilities for modems, LAN cards, graphics card, and sound cards, etc. The unit is able to run Windows 3.11 on DOS 6.0 and various programs; however due to memory (2 MB) and HDD (120 GB) limitations, was not able to test whether it could install Windows 95 (several attempts were un-successful). With a 512 KB video card, the graphics maxed out at 256 colors in Windows. It was definitely a fun experience and good first hands on experience into the computer troubleshooting world.
Bill on Sunday, September 06, 2009
Kimber Osborne: Using a Packard Bell Legend 386X with the addition of 4 megs of ram to run a telescope and ccd camera in my roof-top observatory................................. Bill
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