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jcolon

Posted Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:52 am

Just got an a2000 from eBay to get back to my childhood experiences. Now, I want to add a CDROM....I also bought an IDE card from eBay....now....can I plug any IDE CDROM or does it have to be a compatible unit? .

Also, I've had on my wall for many years an a3000T motherboard that was given to me rusting away. But since acquiring the a2000 I looked at it and its still in good shape.

Can I drop the Fat Agnus and Denis chips straight from the a3000T into my a2000? or is it not as simple as that.

Thank you.

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BloodyCactus
Lexington VA
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Posted Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:10 am

If your A3000 is an 8375, no it wont work. I think you need an 8372A, then its a drop in replacement.
(but I dont think A3000 came with 8375, so should be ok.).

ECS Denise should be a drop in.

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obitus1990
New Orleans, LA, USA

Posted Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:18 pm

The A3000 has a couple of different Agnus chips, but, none of them are drop in for the 2000. If you try, you'll likely fry your 3000 Agnus, which is practically impossible to find a replacement for. The only way you can use that Agnus, I believe, is to use a MegaChip adapter, which were sold with that Agnus, to give the 500/2000 2MB Chip RAM.

I would think most IDE CD-ROMs would work... some controllers, I guess, could be picky and not work. Install the card and its driver software and see what happens :)

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McTrinsic

Posted Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:11 pm

Maybe you can let us know which IDE card it is so we can check for any special considerations of this specific card.





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