OT, but info needed: RAM uprade

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Sun Dec 27 21:14:39 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 installin
<them as a pair also.

it was a board level timing error. The chips were tested as sets to match
the muffed timing . later boards would not have this problem.

Received on Sun Dec 27 1998 - 21:14:39 GMT

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