Central Point Option floppy controller

From: Kai Kaltenbach <kaikal_at_MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Wed Sep 15 13:25:31 1999

Actually, I would avoid a 286 with the Central Point board unless you're
very familiar with the particular machine's architecture. Many 286 boxes
had bus speeds greater than 8 MHz As AMD and others produced 286 chips up
to 12 MHz & higher, a lot of manufacturers simply kept the bus at processor
speed. Those machines were incompatible with a lot of cards. By the 386
days, they went back down to 8 MHz and kept it ever since.

 -----Original Message-----
From: allisonp_at_world.std.com [mailto:allisonp_at_world.std.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 1999 10:41 AM
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Subject: Re: Central Point Option floppy controller

> Now see, I was *certain* that the whole original purpose of this critter
> was to copy Apple floppies using a PeeCee. I guess it's not that
> useful after all.

Since 90% of the apple format is done in 6502 software anything that reads
that would ahve a 6502 or one of it's clones by inference.

> > and use an old 386 or 486.
> Hah! You think everybody's got 386's and 486's laying around?! Sheesh!
> :^)
> I'd use one of my 286's for this job-- assuming it could do anything
> useful.

Live with it. Before I got a decent PC evenone assumed I had a Pentium.
In the mean time look in dumpsters and garbage pails for your 386, they
seems to be worthless here (Eastern MA).

A 286 should be fine for use with that board if their software doesn't
require it. I'd bet they don't need more than that.

Received on Wed Sep 15 1999 - 13:25:31 BST

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