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Ultimate 1MB Upgrade


Ultimate 1MB Upgrade

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229.00 PLN

Weight: 0.3 kg

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      Ultimate is one of the best ATARI 8bit internal upgrades ever, invented by my great friend, Sebastian Bartkowicz aka Candle`o`Sin -  http://spiflash.org/ . Instalation of this upgrade takes me approx. 5 minuts and even rookie can handle it at home - without finding a professional technician and extra costs!

     It's easy, it's simple, it's FUN! Also, in the present version some fixes were applied in comparison to the initial release. Now it's 100% "safe and sound". Of course, what would be a bundle of wires without software support ?

    Dear all, it is about time to visit AtariAge / AtariArea forums, isn't it? :-)

 

Features

  • As solderless as possible (only RW, PHI2, HALT and RESET lines need soldering when MMU and OS rom are socketed)
  • fully flashable SpartaDOS-X with up to 320kbytes for its purposes
  • Real Time Clock module for SDX with battery backup and NVRAM
  • fully flashable 4 OS ROM slots
  • hardware WRITE PROTECT for the whole Flash array
  • configurable memory expansion with 4 modes of operation (disabled, 320k RAMBO, 578k COMPY SHOP, 1088k RAMBO)
  • customizable BASIC and MISSLE COMMAND slots (also flashable)

 

Inside BOX :

  • high quality Ultimate BOARD 
  • HARTING MMU ADAPTER 20 IDC Female cable
  • HARTING OS ROM ADAPTER  28 IDC FEMALE ADAPTER 
  • 4pin connection cable
  • fitting items

 

 

INSTALLATION STEP BY STEP:

Disclaimer: If you are not familiar with soldering or you do not have proper tools, please LET a pro technician do it for you or send me your ATARI BOARD for installation. Upgrade installation cost is 15€ only. Contact me to arrange installation. Otherwise, please remeber - wrong tools usage or low skills may damage atari and ultimate; any damage/harm to your hardware is NOT subject of any kind of warranty.

 

  • locate  MMU (20 pins) and OS ROM (28 pins) and their pins no1 

General rule of pin identification - click for larger picture

  • If Your chips are in sockets: 
    • Remove  MMU (20 pins) and OS ROM (28 pins) chips from their sockets 
    • Insert flat cable with "chip-adapter" side into MMU and OS ROM sockets ( RED STRIPE  cable indicates PIN 1 of removed chip)
    • Make proper 4wire connection of ULTIMATE with CPU  - CLICK 
    • Connect flat cables with "IDC-side" to ultimate board ( RED STRIPE cable indicates PIN 1 ultimate connector)
    • Fix ULTIMATE PCB inside Atari
  • If Your chips are not in sockets:
    • desolder MMU (20 pins) and OS ROM (28 pins) from atari pcb
    • Solder sokcets into atari pcb (sockets are not supplied by me)
    • Insert flat cable with "chip-adapter" side into MMU and OS ROM sockets ( RED STRIPE  cable indicates PIN 1 of removed chip)
    • Make a proper connection with supplied 4wire cable between ULTIMATE and  CPU  - CLICK 
    • Connect flat cables with "IDC-side" to ultimate board ( RED STRIPE cable indicates PIN 1 ultimate connector)
    • Fix ULTIMATE PCB inside Atari

 

READY!  You can power on Atari, enter setup (HELP + RESET) and adjust all you want! 

   

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Q: I saw a battery on the pictures of Ultimate, what is it for?
A: Ultimate has a battery backed up RTC, so your XL/XE will get a current time and date on every restart and not the year 2000 ( after settings in Sparta DOS - commands DATA, TIME) 
Q: Will Ultimate work in 600XL?
A: Yes. as long as 600XL has 64kB of RAM