Original IBM PC (was Re: Prices to pay for oldcomputers...)

From: Julian Richardson <JRichardson_at_softwright.co.uk>
Date: Tue May 26 06:08:07 1998

>>>I hope that "16K" means "16/64K model" as opposed to "actually equipped
>>>16K of memory."
>>Your hopes are dashed. The only pricey IBM PCs are the ones that had 16K
>>installed at the factory and weren't upgraded.

So they only had 16K on board, and no empty sockets for expansion to
64K? Or do you mean that they just came with 16K but you could add the
rest of the chips yourself?

Interestingly enough I seem to remember that there was an unofficial
mod that you could make easily to the 256K system boards to take them
out to 512K... I don't know if that applied to all the XT 256K boards or


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