Help indentfying a card

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Help indentfying a card

This card was in a box of  various printer cards.  It has a 16 pin connector and it looks to me like it has memory chips.  On the back is the marking AA-1  and VE-1.  I was thinking some type of printer buffer card,  but the connector  confuses me. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Looks like a generic version

Looks like a generic version of a 16K RAM Card (a.k.a. "Language Card") for a ][ or ][+.

 

The ribbon cable connects to the rear-left-most RAM socket on a ][ or ][+ motherboard.

 

Note that the RAM chip located closest to the ribbon connector on the board has an Apple logo on it.  That is because it came out of that socket on the motherboard.  Those cards shipped with the socket on the card empty and you were supposed to pull the chip from the mobo, plug the ribbon cable into that socket and then install the RAM chip into the socket on the card.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the qucik reply ,

Thanks for the qucik reply , I never would have guessed.  Is it Ebayable?

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Definitely.  This card bumps

Definitely.  This card bumps the 48k motherboard max of a ][ or ][+ to 64k.  A ][+ and a lot of clones are much less useful without one of these cards in them.  You can't run ProDOS without one, for example.  Lots of Apple II software requires 64k, and a lot of others work better with it even if they don't absolutely require it.

 

That said, this being a generic clone card, it is probably only worth $20-$25 tops.  A genuine Apple Language Card or the Microsoft branded 16K RAM Card are worth a little more maybe, but none of these are tremendously rare or anything.

 

 

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softwarejanitor wrote

softwarejanitor wrote:
Definitely.  This card bumps the 48k motherboard max of a ][ or ][+ to 64k.  A ][+ and a lot of clones are much less useful without one of these cards in them.  You can't run ProDOS without one, for example. 
ProDOS 1.0 will run in 48K, but you can't use BASIC.SYSTEM.

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Dog Cow wrote:softwarejanitor

Dog Cow wrote:

softwarejanitor wrote:

Definitely.  This card bumps the 48k motherboard max of a ][ or ][+ to 64k.  A ][+ and a lot of clones are much less useful without one of these cards in them.  You can't run ProDOS without one, for example. 

ProDOS 1.0 will run in 48K, but you can't use BASIC.SYSTEM.

 

Well, how useful is that?  Sounds like 'limp' more than "run".  :-)

 

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