486 to Pentium upgrade (Compaq 486 bonus part 3!)

As promised, here’s part 3 of my series on the Compaq Deskpro XL 466 machine I picked up for retro gaming during the few months I had off during the pandemic. In this video, I’ll be upgrading it to a full-fledged Pentium – something you couldn’t commonly do to 486 machines. The Compaq Deskpro line was one of the few exceptions.

This is a pretty casual video where you’ll mainly see me just running a bunch of comparisons and tests between the 486 and Pentium. But it’s also my first time trying real VGA capture via a Datapath VisionRGB E1S card, so it’s serving as a test video for that too. It was a fun one to make.

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