IBM 5161

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Wed Apr 2 14:18:00 2003

--- chris <> wrote:
> >But in the XT, one slot is different.
> Why?

There is a buffer chip that buffers signals to the other slots, but
this one slot is on the CPU-side of the chip, thus is not *idential*
to the other slots.

IBM's serial card is not affected by this difference which is why they
decided it was easier to give away a serial card than deal with the
customer-support issue of random 3rd-party cards not working in that

Received on Wed Apr 02 2003 - 14:18:00 BST

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