[Coco] Dynamic RAM Q

Robert Gault robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Fri Oct 6 20:28:22 EDT 2006

Phill Harvey-Smith wrote:
> One final curious thing about this setup is this, if I turn the machine 
> on, type a 2 line 10 Print "Phill was here "; 20 Goto 10 type program, 
> and run it, it runs. If I then turn the machine OFF for 5 seconds and 
> then back on again, and type RUN it's still there !!!! I have also 
> noticed this on some CoCo 1/2 models too, so much for Dynamic ram 
> needing to be refreshed :) :) :)
> Cheers,
> Phill.

Try that with a voltmeter on the +5v line. It would be interesting to 
know whether the power supply caps store enough energy to keep the RAM 
alive for several seconds.

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