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Zilog Z80 freezes while binary counting up to 65 536 (2^16)

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Is there any advantage of a ceramic microprocessor over a plastic one?

23 votes

What is the reason the 8051 was not used in 8-bit computers?

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Can the 6502 clock be changed on the fly?

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Can the wrong sync frequency really destroy a CRT monitor?

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What prevents faster versions of old architectures from being created?

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Why did 1-bit DRAM chips have separate data input and output?

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Was there any computer since about 1960 without interrupt support?

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Were the custom chips in the Amiga exploited for their hardware bugs like the ones in the C64 and Atari 8 bit computers were?

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Were the classic game consoles *technically* able to play both NTSC and PAL games, if ignoring artificial region lock-in?

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What are tacts in the context of ZX Spectrum systems?

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Proportional fonts on 8-bit computers

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Why was the 6809 so expensive?

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Developing an application in the era of cassette tapes (audio-tapes)

12 votes

How fast is memcpy on the Z80?

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Why does the Amiga 500 have half the HSYNC pulses separately compared to those in CSYNC?

12 votes

Was there any computer since about 1960 without interrupt support?

12 votes

Why didn’t the 1980s micros use MC68010?

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What are the registers W and Z inside a Z80?

10 votes

How was C ported to architectures that had no hardware stack?

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How useful were the 6809/6309's indirect addressing modes?

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What were the differences in floppy disk formats between Amiga and IBM/PC compatible computers?

10 votes

Why did TI-8x calculator series use the Z80 processor?

10 votes

Details of video memory access arbitration in Space Invaders

10 votes

What should be the waveform for ZX Spectrum tapes?

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Were there any NMOS (or PMOS) processors that could tolerate a stopped clock?

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How did the 6502 designers intend for the indirect addressing modes to be used?

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Why did post-8008 CPUs not keep the on-chip stack idea?

9 votes

8-bit home computers without BASIC

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Did the NES CPU save die area by omitting BCD?

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