Re: OEM PET - Malvern 8296 (was: VCFe (C2N232I) availability)

From: Anders Carlsson (
Date: 2006-10-06 10:41:02

On Fri, 6 Oct 2006, Marko Mäkelä wrote:

> I would look up the label of my CBM 220 (a.k.a. 8032-SK) or 8032, but
> unfortunately they are stored in an attic.

I can't help about that, but for comparison I looked up the few systems
I have at home:

CBM 8296D: 85W (like Marko wrote)
CBM 710: 130W (high-profile B128, but wow!)
CBM 610: 60W (low-profile B128)

What can make the CBM-II series motherboards draw so much more power?
Is it the SID chip that is hungry, or the upgrade from 6522 to 6526?
All three machines use 6545 graphic chips. Perhaps the memory chips
used is of an in-economical type.

On the other hand, if one single type of chip is to blame, the breadbox
Commodore 64 should also be very power hungry, at least in the 50W range
while it usually is rated 15-25W on the underside if I remember correctly.

Anders Carlsson

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