SLOT 8 (was: ISA cards for free..

From: Kees Stravers <>
Date: Fri Oct 26 16:01:52 2001

At 09:29 26-10-01 -0700, you wrote:
>I have no idea why IBM did that. Perhaps intending it for some
>"special" card that would need it, such as a coprocessor?

AFAIK slot 8 in the XT was meant for a bus extender card.
There was available a box which looked just like a XT but only
had a psu and a passive motherboard inside. You put a bus ext
card in that box and in the XT, and you could add seven more
cards to the system.

-- - Geldrop, The Netherlands
Received on Fri Oct 26 2001 - 16:01:52 BST

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