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Atomtan
December 20th, 2012, 10:29 AM
Last year I picked up an early 800 with 48k on board, other than being discoloured, it is in great shape. The memory modules are all still in their Atari cases. When I use the machine it runs for many hours and does not seem to get hot, my question is, should I discard the cases on the modules. I read somewhere they can cause overheating.

NeXT
December 20th, 2012, 05:16 PM
If they aren't overheating I don't see why you should remove them. They at least add to asthetics.

atarimuseum
January 5th, 2013, 09:16 AM
The cases were actually a known problem back when the 800's came out, later Atari would release the 800's with a full 48k already installed and the modules were no longer cased and the top cover was screwed closed.