Re: SIMM 32 MB :-(

From: Jo Even Skarstein <>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 11:19:16 +0100

On Wed, 25 Feb 1998, Petr Stehlik wrote:

> 1) my AB40 is broken and can't handle 32 MB SIMMs properly - instead it
> mirrors last 1/4 somewhere else, or the last 1/4 loses data

You have a very old Afterburner, right? When the AB was released a few
years ago I got some info from Overscan, and IIRC it mentioned that
both SIMMs must be identical. Have you tried with just the 32Mb in
bank 1?

I have mixed a 16Mb and a 32Mb in my AB without problems, but perhaps
there are differences between old and newer AB's?

> 2) the SIMM is broken and loses data

Very possible. Have you tried it in your PC?

> As for my AB40 - there are JP1, JP2, but they're free. Do you think a
> jumper could help me?

Apparently these jumpers have different functions on different ABs. On
mine is JP1 set (2+3), it wouldn't boot without it regardless to

> Anyway, I'm tired and sad it doesn't work.

Buy some beer and watch some of the hockey-matches you almost
certainly taped during the Olympic Games ;-)

** Jo Even Skarstein
** beer - maria mckee - atari falcon - babylon 5
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