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Old 25 August 2005, 05:47   #1
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Slow/Fast RAM difference

What exactly is the difference between what WinUAE terms slow and fast ram.

I note that what I have always considered fast RAM is referred to as slow RAM in WinUAE.

Back in the Amiga days, RAM was only ever referred to as Chip or Fast RAM - I don't ever remember seeing reference to slow RAM.

I always thought the distinction was Chip RAM = mem used by processor and custom chips; fast RAM = mem for exclusive use by processor.

Your Amiga came only with chip RAM, and most RAM expansions were detected/advertised as fast RAM. (although you could run patches to turn one sort into another (chip up to the max limit allowed by your Agnus chip) or mod the mobo.
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