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Old 13 August 2013, 14:22   #1
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FS: Amiga 1200 Amitek 4MB RAM expansion card with FPU

Auctioning off my Amitek Hawk:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=321183453513

-4mb Fast Ram
-688882 Mhz FPU
-40 Mhz Crystal
-Real Time Clock
-New Battery

Pulled from my A1200, fully working.
 
Old 14 August 2013, 13:59   #2
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Auctioning off my Amitek Hawk:
Think the title of the thread (and the auction) should be changed. The Amitek Hawk is a ram expansion AFAIK and NOT an accelerator.

http://www.bboah.com/index.php?actio...996&artlang=en

EDIT: Talk about false advertising - the Ebay bidding is up to £67 already with 4 days to go! Auction winner might be disappointed if they haven't paid attention to the specs. listed in the auction. Hmmmm.....

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Technically, it isn't an accelerator, but it is more than just a Ram Expansion, as it has provision for a 68882 Maths CoPro & this Processing unit actually does accelerate the A1200's Floating Point Calculations considerably. This in turn releases these intensive calculations from the CPU, thereby increasing the A1200's 020 CPU speed when dealing with FPU calculations.

However, the advert does say it will increase WHDLoad speed, which is true if the only Ram you had in an A1200 was PCMIA mounted stuff. However, FPU's will not do anything for WHDLoad games generally. There might be one or two titles at most that would benefit from these FPU cycles iirc.
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I thought only buy it now links were allowed....
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Think the title of the thread (and the auction) should be changed. The Amitek Hawk is a ram expansion AFAIK and NOT an accelerator.
Yes, you're quite right, of course. Thread title changed.
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I thought only buy it now links were allowed....
Only on AmiBay I believe.

However, this forum does have a dedicated ebay links section & would have thought prowler might have moved it there @ the time he changed the thread title.
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However, this forum does have a dedicated ebay links section & would have thought prowler might have moved it there @ the time he changed the thread title.
Yesterday you would have been correct, of course. However, this thread is too long now to transfer it to the eBay links thread. It would become fragmented by the presence of other posts there in the meantime.
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Only on AmiBay I believe.
My bad! Am using tapatalk and thought I was on amibay :-[

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Yesterday you would have been correct, of course. However, this thread is too long now to transfer it to the eBay links thread. It would become fragmented by the presence of other posts there in the meantime.
Oopsies.

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Old 21 August 2013, 01:22   #10
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huh... winning bid is 122GBP

I'm sure someone will be disappointed.

I had this memory expansion card a few years ago and it isn't PCMCIA friendly if there is more then 4MB of memory. The last time I check for prices for just memory cards they where around 50€ and Blizzard IV 1230 with 32MB or more RAM was around 150€.

Edit:
Unless I'm out of touch and prices has risen recently?

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No I think someone has thought they were buying a proper accelerator or it could be bidding up by disgruntled user/shill bidder.

With the new ACA cards available one would be a little bit dim (or uneducated) to spend £122 on a 4mb/8mb Trapdoor Fast Ram card!

And if your dumb enough to splash out without doing any research you're just as guilty as the mis-discription. That said, I believe the Hawk does actually, like some other Fast Ram cards describe it's self as an Accelerator!
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Actually I have one. The problem is that some chip doesn't like to manage 8mb.
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As you can see the box doesn't help

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