Welcome, Guest!

Here are some links you may find helpful

Help me accurately identify my pal SS and N64 hardware revisions

provato

Member
Original poster
Registered
Nov 8, 2019
23
7
3
Too lazy to research... anyone knowledgeable willing to help me?

N64 Photos:
IMG_7083.JPGIMG_7084.JPGIMG_7087.JPGIMG_7091.JPGIMG_7092.JPGIMG_7094.JPGIMG_7095.JPGIMG_7096.JPGIMG_7097.JPGIMG_7098.JPGIMG_7099.JPGIMG_7100.JPGIMG_7101.JPGIMG_7102.JPG

SS Photos:
IMG_7103.JPGIMG_7104.JPGIMG_7105.JPGIMG_7106.JPGIMG_7107.JPGIMG_7108.JPGIMG_7109.JPGIMG_7110.JPGIMG_7111.JPGIMG_7112.JPGIMG_7113.JPGIMG_7114.JPGIMG_7115.JPGIMG_7116.JPGIMG_7117.JPGIMG_7119.JPG
 

la-li-lu-le-lo

Well-known member
Registered
Jun 13, 2019
316
113
43
AGName
la-li-lu-le-lo
AG Join Date
2-8-2006
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.
 
  • Like
Reactions: provato

Trimesh

Donator
Donator
Registered
May 30, 2019
242
209
43
AGName
Trimesh
AG Join Date
Jul 4, 2008
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
 
  • Like
Reactions: provato

provato

Member
Original poster
Registered
Nov 8, 2019
23
7
3
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”?
 

Druid II

Well-known member
Registered
Jun 5, 2019
104
66
28
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.
 
  • Like
Reactions: provato

Make a donation