Re: 8501 power consumption

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 18:37:40 +0100
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On 02/12/2012 06:28 PM, Rob Clarke wrote:
> If I lift the case on a +4 or 116
> that has been running for an hour, I cannot keep my finger on the CPU
> for more than a few seconds before it trips my pain threshold. I've
> never tried that on a 6569 but aren't they usually heatsinked by the cage?

Not all of them, no... Just this weekend I received a C64 with a 250425 
mainboard that didn't have any heatsink on the 6569R3. There is a metal 
upside down 'U' instead of a cage but no connection to the VIC at all. 
Still runs fine though.

And the 6569 eats about 40mA on +12V alone, that's 480mW. Didn't check 
what it needs on +5V yet though.


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