I was wondering what would be the ultimate upgrade for my 386 motherboard. It has a 386 CPU soldered-in, an unpopulated 386 PGA socket and a socket for either 387 FPU or 486 PGA or (might take a Weitek as well – not quite sure) and even might have a soldered-in 486SX PQFP. Plenty of options…
Nothing about this makes any sense, and yet, it’s just plain awesome.
Doubtless after this proof of concept Intel will compensate existing owners of Intel CPU’s thrown on the scrapheap by Microsoft’s Windows 11 by producing socket compatible replacements and Lenovo will update their BIOS and remove BIOS whitelisting.
As this is never going to happen I’m on the move to Linux and never giving any of them another penny.