Commodore Amiga 2000




The platform of choice for fanatics and fringe lunatics, or just about anyone looking to get in on a crusade. The hardware is old and slow these days, but is still capable of commanding some respect, at least from anyone with any sort of historical sense of computer technology. The Amiga was a natural step up for me from the Commodore 64, as it was for many others who had owned a '64. I chose the 2000 for it's upgradability (at the price paid for this machine, I figured it had better be upgradable). A Vector accelerator card did eventually find it's way into this machine, but only near the end of it's useful life for me. As it currently stands, the Vector is seated inside of it, with a 25MHz 68030 CPU and 68882 FPU. There is also a 120MB Maxtor SCSI hard drive on the Vector card, and 4MB of 32-bit RAM (making for a total of five). The system is running AmigaDOS 2.1 on a 2.04 Kickstart. The enhanced chipset was intalled, but I've still only got 512K of chip RAM because I don't know which trace to cut on the motherboard to up it to 1MB (and I'm naturally not going to experiment). There is also a 1084S stereo RGB monitor and an external 1020 5.25" floppy drive, which at the time I got for a good price.


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