[Coco] Re: Nitros9 and the 86 GIME again
chazbeenhad at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 5 09:51:02 EDT 2004
Mark, have you tried booting Nitros9 with the 86 GIME and the 512K SIMMS
<mmarlett at isd.net> wrote in message
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> This is REALLY a bad case if true. All the more reason to move off the '86
> I don't advertise that I have extras, but I have about six '87 GIME
> (TCC1014A) at Cloud-9. Please contact me privately if interested. Please
> note that a PLCC tool is highly recommended to be used on the removal.
> >Charlie wrote:
> >> This is strange. Let me explain.
> >> Someone was kind enough to give me a replacement Performance
> >> 512K upgrade. Unlike my old one, this one had all the same type chips
> >> :-) (Thanks!) So, I put this new upgrade in my 86 GIME, USA made CoCo3,
> >> replacing the stock 128K that was in that computer.
> >> I now have no troubles at all booting Nitros9 on this coco with an 86
> >> This is the same computer that would crash consistently trying to boot
> >> Nitros9. All I did was change the memory. I've booted Nitros9 at least
> >> times trying to see if it would crash and it just wont. 80, 40, or 32
> >> boot screens, all work fine now.
> >> I'd like try moving the memory and 86 GIME over to my backup Korean
> >> coco3 and see if I have the same results. However, now that my coco is
> >> working so well I'm reluctant to keep handling the hardware. :-)
> >> Charlie
> >This may indicate that the '86 GIME has memory refresh problems in
> >certain modes. The stability of 512K upgrades could then be a critical
> >If an alteration of the add on memory boards is a critical factor, that
> >needs to be identified. However, in the meantime most users with this
> >problem should stick to a 32 col screen during the boot.
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