C64 CP/M carts (was: Re: Yet another weekend haul story)

From: Brett <danjo_at_xnet.com>
Date: Thu Jun 19 19:59:24 1997

On Thu, 19 Jun 1997, A.R. Duell wrote:
> > I like my real PDP better than the emulated one. The real one has one
> > feature that E11, and Supnik 2.2, and all the rest can NEVER have that
> > annoys my family to no end - THE EAR-SPLITTING NOISE! :) It drives them
> > Nuts, and I can't get enough of it! There's nothing like powering up the
> > 11/23 and hearing that "Bwaaaaa!" as it all spins up - then it becomes a

First - glad you could make it Dan!

> Hmmm... Try an 11/45 + 2 expansion boxes + 8 demountable drives + PERQ1 as
> a terminal for an ear-splitting noise. There must be at least 30 fans in
> that system, probably more :-)
> And then there's the waste heat. A few years ago we had a 'heat wave'. The
> temperatures were well above the maximum specified in the DEC manuals. The
> 11/45 carried on running as if nothing was wrong, but alas I didn't....

Second - I love the noise! It sounds like a jet engine warming up - only
it takes longer 8-)

Also - What waste heat???? I run my 11/23 to keep the basement warm and
toasty. And now with my second, I can probably do away with the furnace
this winter 8-)

And they are underrated for the temperature spec - but wait until one
goes - It's sad see 8-( as most of the chips seem to go all at once.

Received on Thu Jun 19 1997 - 19:59:24 BST

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