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Old 09 July 2019, 00:49   #1
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Bought an A600 - recommended UPGRADES?

Just bought one on eBay, £89.

Already bought a recap set which I'll do myself. It also needs a little retrobrite.

I already have an expanded A1200 (28mhz 030, 64mb RAM) in a new transparent case with a 16GB CF HDD full of games etc, no floppy drive. This is my main fun Amiga.

The A600 will be my second machine. I've never had a 600 before and the size is ideal. I'll keep the disk drive, will install a CF HDD, won't bother with an accelerator due to £100+ (at least) cost.

For WHDLoad do I need a memory upgrade? How much (1MB / more?).

Do those £50 8mb CPU socket upgrades work in an A600? I had one in an A500 and A2000 previously. (....just had a response and apparently they don't fit)

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Old 09 July 2019, 01:04   #2
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We have a low cost A600 Memory Expansion in stock with clockport:



If you are ever visiting Cardiff, you are free to visit us to have a demo of it.
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Old 09 July 2019, 01:09   #3
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I work in Cardiff so that could be an option
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Old 09 July 2019, 01:10   #4
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I'm already being sucked in by a Furia accelerator....

£115, 40mhz

Are these latest versions reliable?
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Old 09 July 2019, 07:55   #5
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I'm already being sucked in by a Furia accelerator....

£115, 40mhz

Are these latest versions reliable?
I have a A600 Furia....don't bother with cf cards....go the sd card route....Awesome speed with the Furia....great all in one upgrade...!!

Mines the 33mhz version....90% stable.
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Old 09 July 2019, 18:21   #6
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Retro ready do the fast ram instead of Furia if still in stock.
Cheaper alternative to Furia. But both a good option.
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Old 09 July 2019, 19:03   #7
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With another meg of RAM would WHDLoad work ok?

I only have experience of it on my 1200 which has 64mb on the ACA1230 accelerator

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Old 10 July 2019, 17:20   #8
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Vampire V600! It does all the things.
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Old 13 July 2019, 18:16   #9
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Well as it was my birthday, I've bought myself a Furia 600, revised version.

It will make a very nice little machine.

My Amiga nostalgia is in the all-in-ones, rather than the big box machines, so I'm quite excited to get it running after its clean up and restoration

So I'll have a speed boost that's greater than my transparent A1200 with its ACA1230/28mhz.

I will also get an IDE adapter that allows a CF card to be routed through to the side, above the PCMCIA slot. This works very well in my A1200.

For the 600, I will avoid the pre-built packs like ClassicWB, which works brilliantly on my A1200, but I want something different for this one.

Also I am thinking about getting kickstart/workbench 3.1.4

So the supposed "budget" is totally blown, but my recent Amiga projects go that way!

Definitely could not justify something like a Vampire though and that wouldn't do the job in terms of nostalgia. For me the Amiga is old, specifically 1992, so I can accept it being so and I can get my fun from that.

I have plenty of good display options, from a clone 1081 CRT monitor, a 14" CRT TV/VCR which puts out a lovely picture, a BENQ BL702 and a Dell U2410, all Amiga compatible.
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Well as it was my birthday, I've bought myself a Furia 600, revised version.

It will make a very nice little machine.

My Amiga nostalgia is in the all-in-ones, rather than the big box machines, so I'm quite excited to get it running after its clean up and restoration

So I'll have a speed boost that's greater than my transparent A1200 with its ACA1230/28mhz.

I will also get an IDE adapter that allows a CF card to be routed through to the side, above the PCMCIA slot. This works very well in my A1200.

For the 600, I will avoid the pre-built packs like ClassicWB, which works brilliantly on my A1200, but I want something different for this one.

Also I am thinking about getting kickstart/workbench 3.1.4

So the supposed "budget" is totally blown, but my recent Amiga projects go that way!

Definitely could not justify something like a Vampire though and that wouldn't do the job in terms of nostalgia. For me the Amiga is old, specifically 1992, so I can accept it being so and I can get my fun from that.

I have plenty of good display options, from a clone 1081 CRT monitor, a 14" CRT TV/VCR which puts out a lovely picture, a BENQ BL702 and a Dell U2410, all Amiga compatible.

https://www.facebook.com/AmigaDudeA600/

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Old 14 July 2019, 00:12   #11
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Plenty to read through on that @AmigaDudeA600 Facebook page

Just bought an IDE/CF adapter from RetroReady One.

Am I right in thinking that that's Luk from Amiga Ireland podcast's shop? If so, then as that's the best Amiga Podcast then I'm more than happy than buying from them.
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I work in Cardiff so that could be an option
Thats great! Aside from meeting and chatting to local Amiga users, we have a wide range of Amiga 600 kit in stock so we can offer local collection which will save on postage.
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Congrats on that 40mhz Furia, sounds awesome! The specs look really tempting.

Is there a hope for a Terrible Fire 030 for a 600 in the near future? Or is the revised Furia the only current fastest A600 accelerator option?
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Thats great! Aside from meeting and chatting to local Amiga users, we have a wide range of Amiga 600 kit in stock so we can offer local collection which will save on postage.
I may just do this. I've got loads of questions.
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Old 16 July 2019, 16:40   #15
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The Furia accelerator will have 9.5MB RAM

Is there any benefit in buying a 1MB Chip RAM expansion for the trapdoor slot?
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Retro ready do the fast ram instead of Furia if still in stock.
Cheaper alternative to Furia. But both a good option.
Thank you for your kind words
Yes, we do stock A6095 9,5MB Fast Ram cards.

4MB is a suggested amount of RAM for WHDLoad. 9,5MB is plenty.

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Just bought an IDE/CF adapter from RetroReady One.

Am I right in thinking that that's Luk from Amiga Ireland podcast's shop? If so, then as that's the best Amiga Podcast then I'm more than happy than buying from them.
Thank you very much for your order.

Yes, that is the same Luke from Amiga Ireland Podcast.

Additional 1MB Chip memory will be very useful with WHDLoad games as well and demos as some of them require more that the usual 1MB Chip that is onboard with Amiga 600. Amiga 1200 has got 2MB Chip Ram already onboard.
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Old 30 July 2019, 11:59   #17
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I have a A603n in my A600 Furia.....awesome bit of kit with a Indivison v2....I also have a Prisma card on one of the clockports to play mp3`s....i recommend OS3.1.4
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Old 31 July 2019, 00:47   #18
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AmigaKit 1MB chip ramp expansion fitted
AmigaKit 3.1 ROM fitted
RetroReady CF card adapter fitted
(routed to side above the PCMCIA)
RetroReady A600 cover bought (very nice)
Rev 2 Furia on its way.....

After getting all that set up I'm considering a USB keyboard adapter, a USB joystick and mouse adapter for wireless USB mouse, keyboard and controller fun.

This may become my "console" Amiga connected up to the projector, which almost exclusively serves my two boy's Minecraft screen.

With this outlay, I could have bought a full console set up, but that's certainly not the point of this hobby!

And I'm making my own custom joystick

In my original Amiga days I used to think that the A600 was a hateful piece of the Devil's work. Now I have one, under the intense glow of nostalgia I think it's a tiny masterpiece.

In the past 10 years I've bought and sold several eBay A500s, an A2000 and even several CDTVs. However hard I try I cannot get a CDTV set up for under £300 now, that's my only Amiga regret.

Will never sell my 030 A1200 in its new transparent case with "subtle" remote controlled lighting though.

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