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Memory/RAM for Commodore Amiga 500 and 500 Plus

Memory expansions for the Commodore-Amiga 500 and 500 Plus computers offering Fast Memory or Chip Memory respectively. Some games and applications need extra memory. These memory expansions are installed in the trapdoor underneath the Amiga with an optional Real Time Clock module. The A500™ RAM cards are low cost and high quality upgrades. We carefully assemble and test them in-house, engineered to last for many years.

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Are you confused by some of the terms used with Amiga 500 memory expansions? We have explained some of the key terms here to help.

RAM card: expansion board for your Amiga that increases the available memory and sometimes also performance.

Memory: programs are stored temporarily in memory, or RAM while they are running. Additional memory is needed for more complex programs. Memory is erased every time the Amiga is reset or powered down.

Real Time Clock (RTC): the Real Time Clock stores and updates the current time and date even when the Amiga is powered down due to it being self-powered by a small battery. The Amiga time and date stamps files when they are created or updated.

Trapdoor Slot: If you turn over an Amiga 500 or 500 Plus you will see a plastic door (the "trapdoor") on the underside. Using a small coin to lever it open which will reveal an expansion slot. Memory expansions can be plugged in here, usually doubling the amount of RAM your Amiga can have available.