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Atari Falcon 030 Board mysteries

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:35 pm
by gordon.walker
Hello everyone, My first post here. I recently brought a Atari Falcon 030 from eBay as spare or repairs. All good so far as it powers up and runs as it should.

I decided today to take it a part and give is a clean as a warranty stick coving one of the screes was dated 1997. Boy did it need a clean. So one I got down to the main board, i noticed a load of wires going to different points across the board. I think I have managed to work out what most of it does, but i just want to be sure what it is and how it works.
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Re: Atari Falcon 030 Board mysteries

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:58 pm
by exxos
Likely some form of bus speeder. I don't know which one there are loads of them which people have done over the years.

If you benchmark your falcon with this software (select the falcon benchmark file) http://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/GB6/index.htm then you will see some higher than 100% scores on most tests.

Re: Atari Falcon 030 Board mysteries

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:19 am
by mikro
It's PowerUp 2 (CPU @ 32 MHz) + basic clock patch.