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provato

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Too lazy to research... anyone knowledgeable willing to help me?

N64 Photos:
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The N64 appears to be an NUS-CPU (P)-01. That’s the revision of the motherboard/CPU, you can see it above the cartridge port.
 

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Both of those boards have the revision marked on them - the N64 is (as la-li-lu-le-lo said) a NUS-CPU (P)-01 - I.E. the initial version of the PAL main board. The Saturn is a VA PAL SD - the reason for the slightly strange designation is that when they were being made there was a tight supply situation with RAM and they made two variants of the board - one using SDRAM and the other using SGRAM - these were designated VA SD and VA SG
 

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Thank you guys, as always very helpful people in here.

I’m confused about the SS version though...
Many people use this post:

...as a guide to find out what SS version they have. I can’t find my SS belonging to any category according to this post. All I know for sure is I have a “model 1” based on the case buttons.
Maybe it’s a “VA3”?
 

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The Saturn is a VA3 PAL, you can tell from the serial number.

VA1 to 5 Saturn boards have some odd designations on them. VA1 was not marked in any way except for the controller board. VA2 and 3 were listed as VA SG and VA SD. VA4 and 5 are identical to 2 and 3 except that IC6 was a different chip. VA2-5 were used in both model 1s and model 2s.
 
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