Chips for Amstrad CPC Computers


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4164 C64, CPC464 etc RAM chip

4164 RAM Chip for Breadbin C64 (excluding p/n: 250466 boards) Also used in the Amstrad CPC464 etc.

  • Organization: 64K x 1, Speed: 150ns or faster. Package: 16 pin DIL
  • As used in all but the last "breabin" C64 board (PCB p/n boards have 2 x 41464s instead of 8 x 4164s)
  • Unused, clean, old stock parts (all chips tested for 2 hours before dispatch)
  • Also used in the Commodore +4, Amstrad CPC 464 etc (replacing 4264 types)

Faulty RAM chips in the C64 often result in an "Out of Memory" error on boot or less than 38911 bytes free. A crude but often effective way to test which chip is bad, is to "piggy-back" a working chip on each RAM chip one at a time. If the error goes away or at least changes, there's a good chance that chip is faulty.

Price: £ 1.80   Add to cart. (out of stock)
Switchable Replacement ROM Module - Amstrad

Switchable Replacement ROM Module for Amstrad CPC464 etc

  • Can hold two 32KB ROM images, selected using a small onboard switch.
  • Handy for running diagnostic programs.
  • To use in an Amstrad machine you'll need to desolder the original ROM chip (eg: 40009,40015,40025) and preferably fit the 28 pin DIL socket supplied. The ROM module can then be plugged in.
  • Module has medium size round pins so as not to over-stress DIL sockets.
  • You'll need to send me the ROM images that you require programmed onto the unit via email after purchase - I cannot locate them for you. The module cannot be supplied blank because it requires a special interface for the EPROM burner.
  • The module can also be used in practically any board that will take a 28-pin 27C256 type 32KB EPROM - it can also replace 16KB EPROMs where host circuit takes a 27(C)128 type chip. More information here. 
  • Note: this version is not compatible the 16/48K Spectrum - I have ROM module tailored to its PCB in the Spectrum Chips section.
Price: £ 7.99   Add to cart. (1 in stock)

Z80 CPU - New

  • Brand new Zilog Z80 Central Processing Unit for Spectrum (and ZX81, Amstrad CPC etc) 
  • Modern lower-power CMOS version, direct replacement for NMOS originals.
  • Replacing the CPU also resolves the known issue with out-of-spec Z80s sometimes found in Spectrums. (ie:  external interfaces not working correctly due to weak signals, usually "M1")
Price: £ 7.50   Add to cart. (23 in stock)