HP 9836U processor mystery...

Josh Dersch derschjo at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 22:11:57 CST 2017

On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 8:59 PM, Tony Duell <ard.p850ug1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 4:52 AM, Josh Dersch via cctalk
> <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> > I'm curious if other people out there with 9836U's can confirm whether
> their
> > machine has a 68000 or a 68010 in it, I'd just like to settle the
> internet
> > discrepancy once and for all :).
> Mine identifies the CPU as a 68010 in the power-on diagnostic. But from
> what
> I remember the PGA socket could also take a 68012 (with extra address pins
> brought out). I don't have such a chip, so no idea what it would identify
> as.

I picked up a 68012 (cheap) and stuck in in the 9836U this evening.  It
works, and is identified as a 68012 during power-up diagnostics.

So now we know.  Now what am I gonna do with all that address space? :)

- Josh

> -tony

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