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Old 01 November 2016, 08:57   #21
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I'd suggest at least a 1MB trapdoor expansion (e.g. A604n) and some fast mem expansion. If 2+2MB RAM is enough, then you can use 2MB in PCMCIA if you just want to have a plain 68000 machine to test on. With a plain 68k there is no speed difference whether you use PCMCIA fast mem or CPU clip-on fast mem boards. If you want something a bit faster, I'd suggest either a Furia 020 or ACA620. They both come with fast mem onboard so no need for PCMCIA and it can be used for CF cards instead which is very useful for transferring software. My 600 had an ACA620 (before it got a Vampire 2) and I think it is a great little accelerator if you do not need an FPU.

The Kipper2k fast mem expansions can be good I think but I never got mine to work properly as it crashes after a while. I think it is a problem with the connection in the socket. Kipper2k sent me a different socket which I then replaced. It helped a little but it still never became 100% stable in my 600, so I gave up on it. The ACA620 however was always 100% stable for me.
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Old 04 November 2016, 09:29   #22
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Ahh, I stand corrected on the issue of PCMCIA RAM on A600, good to know, I may have to chase up a PCMCIA RAM expansion myself now I think
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Old 04 November 2016, 14:32   #23
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The reason why I got the 600 was that it's more easily expandable than the A500.
The A600 is renowned for being the most unexpandable of all Amigas.
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The A600 is renowned for being the most unexpandable of all Amigas.
That is because when the 600 was introduced, hardly any PCMCIA peripherals existed so your choices were basically limited to an internal 2.5" IDE drive and 1MB extra chip at a time when the 500 had lots of sidecars with fast CPUs, fastmem, SCSI etc.

Today we have various clip-on CPU/fastmem boards, PCMCIA fastmem/ethernet/storage, Indivision, and now even RTG through the Vampire board, so the expandability of the 600 looks better than the 500 to me, and most of the 600 peripherals are cheaper than the currently available options for the A500.
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The A600 is renowned for being the most unexpandable of all Amigas.
It has the biggest W.A.F., though...
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