From: Carlos Murillo <cmurillo_at_emtelsa.multi.net.co>
Date: Sat Oct 27 20:42:47 2001

At 12:29 AM 10/28/01 +0100, Iggy wrote:
>Richard Erlacher skrev:
>>I saw a '386 motherboard with VLB slots on Tuesday, but didn't bite. It
>>me WAY too long to give away all my old '386's, and the only one I kept was
>>one that uses a '287 coprocessor, just for interest.
>287? I didn't think that would be possible. Don't they use different length
>arithmetic, just to name one difference?

No; they both have IEEE operands. I believe that you could use
287 parts with 386-SX cpus, but not with normal 386's.


Carlos E. Murillo-Sanchez carlos_murillo_at_nospammers.ieee.org
Received on Sat Oct 27 2001 - 20:42:47 BST

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