IBM 5150 maximum memory?

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Sat Apr 26 15:53:34 CDT 2008

Tony Duell wrote:
> The Intel mesifeature was making the 8088 and 8086 start at a location 
> near the top of the memory map after a reset as as attempt to get round 
> this 'problem' not realising that _any_ fixed reset location would have 
> essentially the same effect.
> And to make the 80286 (and later) processors start at the same location 
> as the 8085, and thus somewhere in the middle of their much larger 
> address space was plain insane. 

   And yet people continue to buy this garbage.  Why, I'll never understand.


Dave McGuire
Cape Coral, FL

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