SLOT 8 (was: ISA cards for free..

From: M H Stein <>
Date: Sat Oct 27 15:00:21 2001

You're quite right, the 5161 Personal Computer Expansion Unit; just threw one out last week, as a matter of fact...

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Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 23:01:52 +0200 (CEST)
From: Kees Stravers <>
Subject: Re: SLOT 8 (was: ISA cards for free..

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.

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