Intrepid Amigos listener Jonas Rullo recently wrote in with the following:
“Other than a 512MB trapdoor upgrade, is it possible to get over 1MB on a stock 500? I saw some scattered info on changing the Agnus chip but it looks like 2MB is the max and possibly only for the 500+. Also, would you just swap out the Agnus? Do you know of a card that has a place for 2MB of memory in the first place? So far, I’ve only found the 512MB cards for the the 500.
Do you know of a good tutorial on what ECS chips you can directly use in the stock 500? How much of that is possible without daughter boards? I built a ROM switcher when I had my original 500 and I just ordered a 500. If it works as advertised I’ll probably build another switcher since 1.3 is stock.
I’d love to get some links to A500 mods or see an article on your site about whats possible with A500 mods.
I’m excited to get back into real Amiga hardware.
Do you know of any replacement keyboards that could be mapped to an Amiga? I was thinking of getting a 1200 motherboard and building a system in an acrylic case. It seems like building from parts and components is cheaper than paying over $500 with shipping for what’s available on eBay.”
Can anyone help a fellow Amigan out?