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per
May 3rd, 2011, 06:53 AM
I've just uploaded the scan of the IBM XT286 Technical Reference to my personal webpage at the following address:

Se post below for new URL.

This is a temporary solution, as sitesled.com tend to have quite unstable bandwith at some times (right now it's terrible in terms of what's usual), and because it's limited how much I can store at the site. It will stay there for now, but I would really like to encourage other people to upload it to decent and stable servers. The file itself is about 36MB.

glitch
May 3rd, 2011, 07:06 AM
Downloading now...I'll mirror it at http://filedump.glitchwrks.com as I have unmetered transfer at no additional charge.

EDIT: it's downloading as a 50-some KB file, don't think that's correct, and 7Zip won't open it.

per
May 3rd, 2011, 07:23 AM
Downloading now...I'll mirror it at http://filedump.glitchwrks.com as I have unmetered transfer at no additional charge.

EDIT: it's downloading as a 50-some KB file, don't think that's correct, and 7Zip won't open it.

Must be a timeout fault. As I mentioned, Sitesled.com is curently at terrible speed (average 1KBpS). It doesn't use to be this bad, so I am assuming it's curently being DDoS'ed.

I'm now trying some public uploading service instead.

per
May 3rd, 2011, 07:35 AM
OK. Try this one:

http://www.2shared.com/file/eUiU2Syn/IBM_XT286_TechRef.html

Again, I'm assuming this will be a temporary solution untill a mirror becomes avaiable.

glitch
May 3rd, 2011, 08:20 AM
Now available at:

http://filedump.glitchwrks.com/manuals/IBM/techref/5162/

per
May 3rd, 2011, 12:47 PM
Looking at the manual, I see at least one notable previously not mentioned difference: The 287 is clocked at 4.77MHz instead of at CPU speed (6MHz) like in the AT.

twolazy
June 18th, 2011, 04:40 AM
TYVM to Glitch and Per for the 5162 technical reference manual!

Anonymous Coward
July 3rd, 2011, 01:44 PM
I thought that the AT had the 287 clocked at 2/3 the CPU speed.

per
July 3rd, 2011, 02:51 PM
I thought that the AT had the 287 clocked at 2/3 the CPU speed.

That's true, and that's one way the XT-286 differs. The first editions of "Upgrading and repairing PC's" made some points about this, stating the 287 in the XT/286 was faster than in a 6MHz AT (4.77MHz VS. 4.00MHz).

Also, the XT/286 also has an automatic voltage-sensing PSU, where all other IBM machines in the traditional PC lines either has fixed-voltage PSUs or PSUs with a manual voltage-selection switch.

The remaining differences are the already known ones, like the zero-waitstate memory system and terminated ISA-bus.