Vampire 500 in an Amiga 2000
The Vampire 500 is designed for the Amiga 500. It is designed to replace the 68000 CPU. Therefore, it plugs into the 68k CPU socket of the Amiga 500. Of course, the old 68000 CPU must be removed from this socket before plugging in the Vampire 500.
The Vampire 500 can also be plugged into the on-board 68k CPU socket of the Amiga 2000. Again, the old 68000 CPU must be removed from this socket before plugging in the Vampire 500. We know that the Vampire 500 works well in the Amiga 2000 if the installation is done correctly.
On both the Amiga 500 and the Amiga 2000, the Vampire 500 can be physically plugged into the 68k CPU socket in only one way. Accidentally plugging it in upside down is physically impossible.
There are some 3rd-party adapters on the market (like this one) which allow plugging the Vampire 500 into the Amiga 2000 CPU slot instead of into the on-board 68k CPU socket. We know that the Vampire 500 works well if this installation is done correctly, but you must be careful about these risks during installation:
- Some of these adapters might allow the user to plug in the card “rotated”. Please understand that this wrong connection of the card will result in short circuits - probably destroying the Vampire and the Amiga.
- When using these adapters, you might easily forget to remove the old 68000 CPU from the on-board 68k CPU socket. But if you don't remove the old CPU, then the Amiga won't work with the Vampire.
Please be aware that problems caused by Amiga 2000 CPU slot adapters are not covered under warranty.