|Re: Different MEM number for newer 33s?|
Message #3 Posted by Paul Brogger on 4 May 2004, 2:32 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by bill platt (les Estats Unis d'Amerique)
Well . . . I suppose I could -- that would mean actually documenting my programs . . . I'm not used to behaving like that, but I suppose I could try . . . ;^)
But I don't think the programming is the issue. I claim to have entered the same code (as evidenced by identical lengths and checksums) into both calculators. The only other memory impactor that I know of is the EQN list -- and that's been cleared on both calculators. For good measure (even though I think they're pre-allocated) I've CLEARed VARS and Sigma.
And yet, the memory is 14 bytes lower on the newer model. I heard somewhere that one of the bugs in the early units had been fixed in the later ones. (Does anyone know this for a fact?) If so, a difference in the firmware might account for a slight reduction in available RAM.
(More likely: there's some memory-grabber that I don't know about and haven't cleared.)
Surely, the thing to do is fully reset both calculators and then compare them, but I don't want to re-key the programs again.
Perhaps those of you with one of the newer models could post your MEM number after a full reset? (I posted mine when I first got the original unit: 31,277 )