[Coco] stupid question about memory

Rogelio Perea os9dude at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 07:14:01 EDT 2011

Probably best bet is to open it and check and tell on what the setup of the
RAM area looks like.

Found a "PEEK(116) 127=32k computer, 63=64k computer" on CoCo3.com but after
trying that on Mocha all I get is a 127. Don't have access to a real CoCo
until later today plus my books of peeks, pokes and interesting CoCo
routines to elaborate on this... I seem to recall the testing for 64k via
software being a little bit more than just taking a peek at a RAM location.

I tried the ROMRAM routine on Mocha as well, same 127 report via the peek
noted above. I have never had a 32k CoCo so I never experimented (just for
the sake of it) what would happen if one tries to ROMRAM that particular
amount of RAM o_0

-- RP

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 10:00 PM, Richard Ivey <rrivey at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I'm going through some of my spare cocos to put on ebay.  I have a modified
> (has the nice keyboard) coco1 that still has the 4k badge.. I know it's not
> 4k as print mem is 24871 and has extended color basic 1.0.
> How can I tell if this is 32k or 64k.  I don't want to falsely advertise
> when I sell this thing.
> Maybe a peek or a poke or a tweet.
> Thanks.
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