I picked up a Wallstreet
II 233 MHz/512kB cache/4MB VRAM off the Low
End Mac Swap List recently. I got it on the cheap because
it had begun to fail to boot for the original owner. This is a
common problem among older Wallstreets. And if you know your way
around a soldering iron, sometimes it's fixable. In this case,
the power connector had a loose connection with the sound card,
and a little resoldering solved the problem. But while I was in
the guts of the book, I noticed something that I'd never really
paid attention to before. An empty solder pad... And in true AppleFritter
fashion, I had to explore some more!
Supposedly, the Wallstreet II has a maximum VRAM limit of 4MB,
but to the best of my knowledge, that is only because there is
no way to install more VRAM. It is well known that some lower-end
Wallstreet I models only had 2MB of VRAM with empty solder pads
on the underside for the extra 2 1MB VRAM chips. That's not what
I'm seeing on the Wallstreet II. For more, keep reading...
If you have any information about this subject, please don't
hesitate to let me know!