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I have a fairly good idea about what 486DX and 486SX mean. DX refers to a 32 bit pathway and SX to a 16 bit pathway. But, what does "SLC" or "DLC" refer to? Thank you.



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You stated that the differences between a DX and a SX is a 32 bit pathway versus a 16 bit pathway. This is only partially correct. On 386 computers, a 386SX computer passes data into the microprocessor via 32 bits and out of the microprocessor via 16 bits. On a 386DX computer, you have information passed in and out of the microprocessor via a 32 bit pathway. On 486 computers, this is not the case. On a 486, if you have a 486SX, then the math coprocessor is disabled. On a 486DX, the math coprocessor is enabled. As for "SLC" and "DLC," "SLC" is like a SX and "DLC" is like a DX, except that they have low power (3 volt) consumption and they are cache processors. This information was acquired from IBM.

Daniel Lee Luchinski


These low power LC chips were designed for notebook and laptop computers to save the limited battery power - FYI.

Chris Baker



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