Looking for memory expansion or MSX2 with expanded memory

By rijswijk

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17-05-2004, 21:38

Hi all,

I'm the proud owner of a Philips VG 8245, which works just fine, but I would like to expand the memory (since I would like to experiment with Uzix in combination with the Sunrise IDE interface). Is there anyone who has a memory expansion pack for sale?

Alternatively, I'd also be willing to buy a complete computer with at least 512K RAM.

You can contact me via roland@vanrijswijk.org

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By [D-Tail]

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17-05-2004, 22:17

I wouldn't recommend stunting with Uzix on a MSX 2. It runs much like an advanced snail race. I have a Turbo R FS-A1ST and it even runs slow on that machine (but still faster than on a MSX2)...

By rijswijk

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17-05-2004, 22:22

I wouldn't recommend stunting with Uzix on a MSX 2. It runs much like an advanced snail race. I have a Turbo R FS-A1ST and it even runs slow on that machine (but still faster than on a MSX2)...

Thanks for the warning Wink I don't really care about the speed, I just want to experiment with it and take a look at the way the OS was constructed...

By Sonic_aka_T

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17-05-2004, 23:59

Still, Turbo-R's aren't that expensive anymore... It's a really nice computer to have, and remember that it'll usually run at least 5 times as fast as a normal MSX. You'd have to spend some money on a mapper anyways... might as well front a little more cash and get yourself a whole new MSX experience. Especially with and IDE harrdisk a Turbo-R will just shine. Well... Just a thought... You could always sell your old MSX2 afterwards to make up for the difference in price. In the end it shouldn't cost you more than 75 euros extra.

By anonymous

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18-05-2004, 00:28

turboR's cost more now than they did in 1996... So I don't know what you call 'not that expensive anymore'.

By dhau

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18-05-2004, 03:17

turboR's cost more now than they did in 1996... So I don't know what you call 'not that expensive anymore'.

How much was the price in 1996?

rklok did huge dumping for TurboR prices - he's really cool

By anonymous

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18-05-2004, 12:57

A GT was 600 guilders back then, not counting inflation, about 270 euros.
An ST was about 400 guilders, about 180 euros.

By dhau

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18-05-2004, 16:26

A GT was 600 guilders back then, not counting inflation, about 270 euros.
An ST was about 400 guilders, about 180 euros.

Woah, it is cheap

I paid about 400 euro for my GT, about half year before rklok started selling tonns of STs and GTs and reduced the price of GT to 300 euro