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Old 06 June 2010, 15:30   #2
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Is there any negatives to buying one of these machines over an older one?
The price. The lack of the Commodore badge.

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I assume they use the same floppy drive as the escom models?
Yes.

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Do they still suffer from the 'yellowing' problem and is this avoidable?
Yes, unavoidable. You can restore the yellowing with Retr0Bright

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What kind of upgrades would I need and for what uses?
  • RAM (or CPU) upgrade.
  • Hard drive
  • Kickstart 3.1 ROM

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I fear I may be inclined to seek an accelerator board. Is one of these necessary?
No.

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What benefits do they bring?
OS speed, hard drive speed, demo compatibility, the ability to use more than 8Mbytes of Fast RAM.

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What can't I do without one?
Play some demos. Practically use some of the more CPU demanding applications.

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How much memory is needed?
Without an 030 card the most you can fit is 8Mbytes. The full 8Mbytes will disable the PCMCIA slot so most users fit a switch to toggle between 4Mbytes and 8Mbytes.

The more RAM you've got the better the OS and some applications work. Little or no benefit for games.
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