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Conversion Amiga 500 (8A) (512k Chip RAM) to 500+ (1MB CHIP Ram)

Conversion Amiga 500 REV 8A (512k Chip RAM) to 500+ (1MB CHIP Ram)

Conversion Amiga 500 REV 8A (512k Chip RAM) to 500+ (1MB CHIP Ram)

Some Amiga 500 sold at the end of 1991/beginning of 1992 have a motherboard of an Amiga 500+ but limited to the capabilities of a regular Amiga 500 with 512k of Chip RAM.

These motherboards can be converted to 500+ simply installing the missing pieces; RAM section and REALTIME CLOCK.

What i did is add a 512K to have 1MB of Chip RAM like the amiga 500+.

Gallery of work that was done:

  1. Derek
    August 31st, 2017 at 13:33 | #1

    Hi,

    Does the Real Time Clock require a battery to retain the date when the power is switched off.

  2. Daren
    September 1st, 2017 at 04:32 | #2

    Yes the Battery would be needed otherwise the clock will stop running. Of course don’t use a NiCad replacement either!

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