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Old 26 January 2010, 00:30   #25
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Originally Posted by Rebel-CD32 View Post
Paul_S, I forgot about those Elbox expansions. I wonder how they compare to the DKB 1202 (the best RAM card for A1200 opinion). They both have FPUs, Real-Time Clock and the option for up to 8MB, but I wonder if the Elbox model is PCMCIA slot compatible. By using two 4MB SIMMs, the 1202 (using a small software patch in the Startup-Sequence) can detect if the PCMCIA slot is in use, and allocate only 1.5MB from the second SIMM, as well as the full 4MB from the first, giving you the maximum available RAM for a 020 with the PCMCIA slot in use. From a few comments I've read, the Elbox model isn't compatible with the PCMCIA slot at all, and needs to have a jumper set to disable it to work properly. I'd hope there's a way around this.
I had an Elbox 1200/8, this was in my Amiga 8-10 years ago. After leaving it in storage for 5 years the battery leaked and killed it so I never got to find out if it was PCMCIA friendly but it did have jumpers for 2/4/8mb ram, and I think this was to set the ram to those amounts as the damaged area of the board was near the jumpers and it was stuck reporting 2mb (8mb simm in there) and crashing
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