Dead IBM PC 5150 motherboard - help troubleshooting

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Wed Jan 23 22:49:21 CST 2008

On Wednesday 23 January 2008 19:21, Tony Duell wrote:
> Not a computer, but somewhere I haev a 1200 baud modem that uses an 8088
> as a DSP (A very odd choice...)

Maybe not so odd when you consider what development tools used to cost for 
some of the more uncommon processor chips compared with what was out there 
for the 8088...

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