OT, but info needed: RAM uprade

From: Daniel T. Burrows <dburrows_at_netpath.net>
Date: Sun Dec 27 19:10:32 1998

>I believe that at one time if you bought an 8087 FPU from IBM as a PC
>upgrade you got an 8088 with it. Apparently some early 8088s (which ended
>up in IBM PCs) had problems working with the 8087 (I can't remember the
>details), so they gave you a 'good' 8088 to install with the 8087 just in
>case you had a defective one in your machine

I recall it had something to do with timing problems. I remember installing
them as a pair also.

Received on Sun Dec 27 1998 - 19:10:32 GMT

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