From: Gábor Lénárt (lgb_at_lgb.hu)
Date: 2005-10-11 15:46:43
On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 02:25:04PM +0200, Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) wrote: > Hallo Gábor, > > > > I've tried to use SRAM module, which is much easy, since you > > haven't need refresh :) > > 1) The largest SRAM I know of is 512 KB. And for 16 MB you still need 32 of > them.... Yes, I don't realize the question of memory size requirement in the original mail, sorry. I don't want to have 16M, I would be happy even with 0.5Mb ;-) > 2) I have loads of DRAM modules laying around and only one 512 KB SRAM. Sure, but don't forget the timing/refresh problems caused by the difference between DRAMs in C64 and DRAMs on a DIMM module, sure I'm very far from being a DRAM expert but I don't think so it can be easily soldered somehow into the memory sockets of C64 ... The first idea on use of SRAMs has come to mind when I weary of learning the usage of DRAM (ras/cas generating, refreshing, etc) and the difference about "modern" and "old" DRAMs. Sure, it's quite possible that I miss something and using DRAM is easier than I inmagine. ( The target system was not C64 for this idea of mine first, but Enterprise-128 where "system bus" is 22 bit wide (4Mbyte) thanks to the MMU functionality of Dave chip. So it's very easiy to solder a simple SRAM for this bus, and additional memory can be used even without modifying any ROM (OS of EP detects memory first by scanning the address space for writable areas at "boot"). Since EP used refresh functionality of Z80, it was problematic to use the original refresh source with larger DRAMs, and the ability of store data even after power off seems to be a good candidate for using SRAM instead. Anyway I've not tried this on EP nor on C64 yet ... ) > I'll keep you informed about this one. Thanks in advance! -- - Gábor Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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