Tempest, on Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:40 AM, said:
magnusfalkirk, on Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:20 AM, said:
It depends on how old the IIe is as to whether or not it's got 128k and is capable of double hi-res. If it came out prior to the //c, and was never upgraded, it could have just 64k. Even if it was upgraded it still depends on whether or not it has an extended 80 column card in it with the additional 64k needed to make 128k.
Those tend to be few and far between these days because almost everyone upgraded their IIe. Sort of how Rom0 IIgs are impossible to find anymore.
I am trying to learn a little about the IIe, myself.
This is confusing.
If I think I understand correctly, there are 2 major upgrades, distinctly different:
1) The "enhanced" ROM set (and swap to 65C02 processor) which increased IIc compatibility. This is "IIe enhanced."
2) A completely different (revised) motherboard, which allowed "double hi-res" graphics. This is just a newer version of the computer, altogether.
So if you have any IIe you can upgrade to "enhanced." You must have the newer revision motherboard for double hi-res, period. These are different considerations, eh?
Is this not correct?
Edited by wood_jl, Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:30 AM.