Need Docs for XT RAM Board...
alhartman at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 8 21:42:14 CST 2006
I'll have to look. But, I don't think this board has sockets.
I believe it has 4 banks of soldered in 64k chips.
And if you re-read my message. The RAM board is UNPOPULATED. It has NO
I was going to scavenge some from somewhere...
> Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 14:55:28 -0600
> From: "Julian Wolfe" <fireflyst at earthlink.net>
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> What's your XT got in it now? Most non-IBM boards you could populate to 640K
> anyway so there was no point in those cards. If it's got 41256 chips on it,
> pull them from the card and install them in the motherboard banks, and then
> set the switches properly on your XT motherboard and you should be OK.
> I have an IBM XT motherboard in my 5155, so I went ahead and did the 640K
> upgrade and put the chips in. It freed up a slot on my machine, so I
> installed an AST RAMpage/2 in it. It's now got 2625KB of usable RAM
> (Windows 3.0 loves it!)
> I've done a bunch of work collecting utilities that will correct certain
> issues with old hardware or enhance certain capabilities (like get rid of
> snow and speed up scrolling on CGA and EGA cards, and stabilize/speedup NEC
> v20 chips) Let me know if you need my help.
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