186 (was: CompuGraphics Question)

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Wed Aug 4 11:34:09 1999

My very first 'x86 machine was based on a board called a "Slicer" which
later was offered as a two-board system. It had a 6 MHz '186 and enough of
those weird stackable memory sockets which allowed you to put two 16-pin RAM
packages in what was essentially a single 18-pin site, to accomodate
128K-bytes of the 64K DRAMS. It provided a little serial I/O and little
else other than the FDC. The add-on card, which was offered later, had a
SCSI port and some parallel I/O (?) It's been a long time, but I think it
added another 128K bytes of RAM.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Honniball <John.Honniball_at_uwe.ac.uk>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Wednesday, August 04, 1999 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: 186 (was: CompuGraphics Question)

>On Wed, 4 Aug 1999 17:49:28 +1 Hans Franke
><Hans.Franke_at_mch20.sbs.de> wrote:
>> > The machines I worked on were dual-floppy based, 1 Meg RAM, 80186 for
>> > processor,
>> 186 ? Interesting ... it seams that there are way more 186 beaste
>> than I have asumed... This could be a collecting theme on their own.
>The first laptop PC that I ever used was a dual-floppy
>system called the Tava Flyer. It had an 80186 CPU, but I
>can't remember how fast.
>John Honniball
>Email: John.Honniball_at_uwe.ac.uk
>University of the West of England
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