Philips VG 8010 Problems ?

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By snout

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14-02-2003, 19:39

Contacted you in person. Wink

By Tom-Cat

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17-02-2003, 07:20

Anyone here knows if this (generic?) 48k module will work with Philips VG 8010 (it seems to work with 8020 computer) and if so, will it give additional 48k RAM (which will make it a 80k ram machine) or will it just replace the original 32k RAM ? And if most (if not all) MSX1 casette games out there (stuff like Head Over Heels, Batman, etc.) will work with this ?

best regards,
Tomaz

By Retroman

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17-02-2003, 12:01

All Cassette-Games I know, will work with a standart 64KB MSX1 Wink

By Tom-Cat

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17-02-2003, 13:04

So - if I buy this module (48k) will this make my VG 8010 a standard 64kb MSX1 ??? (it will if the 16k VRAM is included in it Wink )

By Retroman

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17-02-2003, 13:55

The VRam is not related to the main ram, the VRam is the graphics ram and got nothing to do with the ram for games/programs etc. ! I really dunno if this 48KB expansion will work Question

By anonymous

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17-02-2003, 21:55

VRAM is added to main RAM on many (mainly Philips?) MSX machines. The VG8020 therefor has 80K RAM and the NMS8250 256K. So, the VG8010 has 16K RAM and 16K VRAM which is listed on the machine as 32K.

BTW, I think the majority of MSX games (on cassette or disk) uses at least 32K RAM, with also a high percentage requiring 64K.

By Retroman

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17-02-2003, 23:11

Sorry, but this is not true Wink

The main Ram on the 8010 is 48KB ! All 32KB games work on my machine, and with the 16KB Expansion, all 64KB games work too !!!

By snout

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17-02-2003, 23:27

I think GuyveR meant something else. For marketing reasons Philips had the tendancy to print the ammount of memory in a system in a strange way. The front of my 8280 says '256K RAM', which means 128K RAM and 128K VRAM.

By Retroman

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17-02-2003, 23:43

I think GuyveR meant something else. For marketing reasons Philips had the tendancy to print the ammount of memory in a system in a strange way. The front of my 8280 says '256K RAM', which means 128K RAM and 128K VRAM.
Ah ok then ...... but the 8010 also got 48KB Ram printed onto the case anyway Tongue

By Tom-Cat

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18-02-2003, 07:43

Thanx for the explanations... VG 8010 has written 48k RAM on the computer, which infact means it is 32k RAM and 16k VRAM -> so the machine has 32k normal RAM.

What I want to know if this 48k MODULE will give my machine 48k normal RAM or 80k normal RAM ?

Best regards,

Tomaz

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