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

From: Marvin <marvin_at_rain.org>
Date: Tue May 26 10:38:26 1998

Julian Richardson wrote:

> 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?

They came with 16K of soldered in RAM with 3 more banks to add another
whole 48K of RAM! For a while, I was wondering why there were 3rd party
RAM cards with room for 500K+. After seeing the original 16K board, the
answer became obvious :).
Received on Tue May 26 1998 - 10:38:26 BST

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