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Maxing the RAM on my Color Classic

Currently, I have 2 x 2 Meg RAM modules installed in my Color Classic. That combined with the 4 Megs onboard gives me 8 Megs. Although that’s pretty decent, I’d really love to see it maxed out with 10 Megs.

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In order to max it out, I’d have to dump my 2 Meg modules and replace them with 4 Meg modules. Even though that would bring the total up to 12 Megs, the Color Classic can only address 10 Megs.

I’ve seen old school 4 Meg RAM modules go on eBay for as high as $30 bucks. Needless to say, it would be silly to spend that kind of money if I’m only going to gain an additional 2 Megs.

Luckily, I found a guy on eBay “giving” away 2 x 4 Meg RAM modules for $10.

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First thing’s first, remove the back I/O cover.

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Slide out the logicboard.

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Simply swap out the old with the new, and slide the board back in.

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Put the cover back on, power it up, and cross your fingers.

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Boom! 10 Megs of RAM.

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I can already feel a difference just taking a few screen shots and navigation around the Finder.

Awesome.