Ethan, Great info... thanks -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Ethan Dicks Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 9:34 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Commodore VIC-20 Computer On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 8:56 AM, Scott <email@example.com> wrote: > Niklas and Anders, > > I'm watching about 6 on Ebay. Great information! > > Some more questions: > Does the VIC-20CR have the Multi-colored VIC-20 logo? Don't know that one. > Does the RAM chips effect performance, longevity or replace ability? :) 2114 SRAMs have a high failure rate. I've replaced them in many different brands of machines, but they fail *much* more often than 6116 SRAMs. No difference in performance (that's driven by the bus speed which is driven by the CPU clock), and no significant difference in replaceability (18 pins for a 2114 vs 24 pins for a 6116, both should be soldered in any VIC-20 you see). I wouldn't really worry about it - there are 2114s in every dynamic PET (video RAM), many static PETs (main RAM and video RAM), every old-style C-64 (color RAM) and every VIC-20. It's not like they fail left and right, day after day, but they do fail more than any other type of RAM chip I've ever seen. OTOH, If I have a dead classic machine and it has 2114s, I'm prone to suspect them before other causes. -ethan Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2010-12-02 01:00:08
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