Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



KwikStart II Photo
Company
DKB, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A1000
 Interface
68000 socket
 
    Kickstart switcher
  • eliminates the need for disk-based Kickstart and so makes the A1000 boot faster
  • two sockets allow both 1.3 and 2.0 ROMs installed at once
  • can switch between ROMs using the keyboard without shutting off the computer
  • if only one ROM is installed, the A1000 can be switched back to disk-based operation for pre-1.3 software compatibility
  • connects to the 68000 socket
  • installation involves the replacement of a soldered PAL chip (6J on the daughterboard)
  • does not allow using the freed up 256 kB Kickstart RAM - the larger Kickstart 2.0 uses that address space

    Photo
    DKB KwikStart II -  front side
    front side

    DKB KwikStart II -  back side
    back side




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