XT RAM Expansion Boards

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Tue Mar 16 10:58:58 1999

> An XT doesn't give a damn what goes where as long as it physically
> and electrically fits. And proper use of a chainsaw on the case
> minimizes problems with things fitting physically.

The slot closest to the power supply on real IBM XTs is actually slightly
different than the other seven! REALLY! Check the schematics! I think
that IBM might have originally intended it for use with a coprocessor board?

I order to prevent anyone from using it for anything else; and because
multifunction boards had virtually eliminated demand for single funtion
cards that IBM had excess of, IBM provided a "free" serial card already
installed in that last slot.

Fred Cisin                      cisin_at_xenosoft.com
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Received on Tue Mar 16 1999 - 10:58:58 GMT

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