Olivetti P800

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Machine type XP1078
Serial 0005635
Manufacturer Olivetti (made in Italy)
Date June 1990

Physical description

Type Floor standing (rev. of front panel and top cover [month] 6/90)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 570 x 215 (275 incl. feet) x 700 mm
Drive bays 3 x 5.25" half-height, 2 x 5.25" full-height (all accessible)
Power supply 200-220VAC, 1A

Main board

Manufacturer Olivetti (planar ID F8FF) UPGRADE (*)
BIOS Olivetti v. 1.06, 4/10/92 (125 Kb, chips 9412) UPGRADE
Chipset Chips & Technologies
Processor Intel 80486DX2-50 MHz (32-bit) PGA (family 4, model 3, step 5) UPGRADE (*)
Coprocessor Integrated on 486DX, socket for optional Weitek coprocessor
External cache N/a
Memory 8 sockets for 80ns 30-pin SIMMs (to be installed in groups of four)
Max memory 64 Mb (16 x 4 Mb incl. memory card)
Bus Micro Channel (MCA) 32-bit
Expansion slots 3 x 16-bit MCA (1 w. video ext., 2 available), 3 x 32-bit MCA (all available), slot for additional memory card (proprietary)
Interface FDD (2 units)
Video Integrated super-VGA adapter (Chips & Technologies)
Ports PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, serial (UART 16550A), parallel, VGA


Installed RAM 8 x 1 Mb 80ns on planar, see below for additional memory (some SIMMs und., four have 9030)
Memory Memory riser card (9022), w. 8 x 30-pin SIMMs
Controller 32-bit ESDI adapter WD1007V (9046) REPLACEMENT
Video Matrox MGA graphic adapter w. 4 Mb (id: 80EC, 4/6/94) ADDITION


Diskette drive 1.44 Mb, 3.5" slim (Sony MFD-17W, 89-02)
2nd Diskette drive 1.2 Mb, 5.25" half-height (Panasonic JU-475)
Hard disk NEC D5655 (148 Mb) ESDI, 5.25" half-height (1989-07)
2nd Hard disk Seagate ST4383E (320 Mb) ESDI, 5.25" full-height (9151) ADDITION


Acquisition Mid-98, collected in a dump together w. other appliances incl. a second incomplete P800 which had been demolished to get spare parts
Condition Good, setup needed because of failing battery
Installed O.S. Olivetti MS-DOS 5.00, MS Windows 3.1 (Italian)
Failures/repairs Battery had to be replaced
Current status All hw working, case is somewhat rusty
Spare parts Almost everything, incl. drives, planar, etc.


(*) This motherboard is an "official" Olivetti upgrade for the original 386DX-25 based board. Original CPU was a 486DX-25, which was furtherly upgraded.


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