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by rubber_jonnie
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Blitter Issues, 1040 STFM
Replies: 25
Views: 682

Re: Blitter Issues, 1040 STFM

exxos wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:11 pm
Yeah there was a whole thread on PLCC sockets...

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=74


Generally 3M seem to be only good ones so far.
Ahh, that's the topic I was looking for!
by rubber_jonnie
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Blitter Issues, 1040 STFM
Replies: 25
Views: 682

Re: Blitter Issues, 1040 STFM

Do you have access to a diag cart at all? I have one that runs the hardware tests and includes a blitter test which might get error codes relating to the problem. One thing I have seen on these chips and their bretheren (Glue, MMU), is that it is possible for the pins to get twisted and to touch the...
by rubber_jonnie
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Single core maxed out, any solutions win7 ?
Replies: 18
Views: 520

Re: Single core maxed out, any solutions win7 ?

Usually an application needs to support multithreading to allow use of more than a single core. At work we've been testing network captures at 40GB and see a single core (CPU0) get swamped by dumpcap (Wireshark command line option), even with sliced captures. The level of interrupts the CPU is handl...
by rubber_jonnie
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: ATARI FOR SALE & WANTED
Topic: Wanted - SMS2 instructions
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Wanted - SMS2 instructions

PhilC wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:14 pm
Hi RJ,

Thanks, will have a look at those. The Cart seems to be more than just an Eprom but I'll take it apart again when I can remember where I put it and will post pics.
Cool :)
by rubber_jonnie
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: ATARI FOR SALE & WANTED
Topic: Wanted - SMS2 instructions
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Wanted - SMS2 instructions

Hey Phil, have you looked here? There are some details about SMSQE which may help: http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/ebooks/smsqe/SMSQE_A4.htm SMSQE can still be downloaded from here: http://www.wlenerz.com/smsqe/?fbclid=IwAR3ITnVZrMtZODgLuL-4bGg89T6z1qcRetqhMrDvpiizzuNsE1ByE-AdjrE I just tested and it r...
by rubber_jonnie
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: BLiTTER in short 520ST
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: BLiTTER in short 520ST

True, would be easier to use 1040 instead. But if I would like to go the easy way, I would just leave retro computers :) From all my Atari collection, 520ST looks the sexiest. I have a secret plan to install there FPG blitter. Colleague from our local forum Atari.pl had short 520ST with the BLiTTER...
by rubber_jonnie
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: BLiTTER in short 520ST
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: BLiTTER in short 520ST

As an owner of a short 520ST I'd really kind of think that trying to add a Blitter is a really long road you wouldn't want to go down. It just wasn't designed with it in mind. I'd suggest you'll probably be better of leaving it as is and getting an STF/M with space to add a Blitter or one that's alr...
by rubber_jonnie
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Adventures in video card cooling
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Adventures in video card cooling

My Microserver G8 running 2 VMs under Win 2012 HyperV.

Up in my loft room where it gets hot, and though I have AC it isn't on right now.
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by rubber_jonnie
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Restoring The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC)
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Restoring The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC)

I watched a YouTube vid on it the other day, it was pretty fascinating stuff when you consider what they had to do to get it running, a lot of physical hacks.

As for Bitcoin Mining on it, pretty sure nobody has that long to wait for one Bitcoin!
by rubber_jonnie
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: 3D MODELS
Topic: STFM case remake
Replies: 195
Views: 31439

Re: STFM case remake

Hi Lastic, the part you would need would take minutes to knock up in Fusion 3d and would likely be better suited to your needs. If you haven't got Fusion360 then try Tinkercad, which can save files for importing into the likes of Cura. Besides, I don't think Icky or Exxos are planning to release th...