I have several C128s; should I consider changing the 8701s to TOLBs? How do I know if they are a problem? I have on a few occasions tweaked the trim capacitor with a frequency counter using pin 8 of the 8701 to get as close as possible to 14.31818 MHz, but other than that, I had never thought very much about the 8701 until I read this topic. Would a TOLB help a finicky RAMLink cartridge?
Most people who buy TOLB use it to convert C64 and C128 between PAL and NTSC but it obviously can make a good substitute for the 7701/8701 if yours has failed or you want to do away with the need to adjust the trim capacitor. TOLB has a built-in SMT oscillator and is therefore always providing the very exact frequency required.
No, TOLB will not change anything about a problematic RAMLink.