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Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:29 pm
by exxos
Forgottenmyname wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:22 pm
I don't suppose you have a link to the file do you? Still an STe newb here.
HD10 isn't "free software" but there is a demo...

https://www.hddriver.net/en/demo.html

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:37 pm
by exxos
Going back to the images in my previous post viewtopic.php?f=24&t=46&start=220#p8057

There has been no progress with these over the past month :( So I am going to send them off to get the headers soldered onto them as I can't see myself getting time any time soon.

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:24 am
by PhilC
Well mine certainly seems to work ok. I'll put it on test again over the weekend.

I think you've got a good product you can sell just fine, just need to get it on the shelf.

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:51 pm
by PhilC
Just done 10 hours of real work test, ie, left Frontier running on the intro screen for 10 hours, all good here still :-)

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:02 pm
by exxos
Forgottenmyname wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:51 pm
Just done 10 hours of real work test, ie, left Frontier running on the intro screen for 10 hours, all good here still :-)
:bravo:

Will try and start boxing stuff up to send off for assembly next week.

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:33 pm
by exxos
Very quick update, that there will be 14 boosters going off for assembly tomorrow. I don't know when these will come back.. But will have to test these out a lot before I get into my store anyway.. Likely be a couple months before they appear.. But it will post progress as normal on this page as it happens..

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:15 am
by KyleB
So long as you've got enough rom switchers to go with them. I've got a normal STE I keep meaning to breathe on...

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:33 pm
by exxos
In the right thread now about status of this...

First board I tested worked fine at 40MHz... after much pondering on the second one, It only runs at 38MHz. I am not really surprised about this, the CPUs are being overclocked, so the mileage will vary...

I have got about 11 more to test... If a lot of these CPUs fail at 40MHz, likely I will drop down to 38MHz as the standard speed...

I did wonder about I could sell two different versions, 40MHz, 38MHz, but I can foresee that everyone would be waiting for the 40MHz ones to come back in stock when in reality they probably never will, which case nobody would buy the 38MHz versions.

If only a couple run at 40MHz, I may just list them here as one-off builds..

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:49 pm
by PhilC
So it looks like RJ and I were lucky with getting two to work at 40mhz then?

Still 38 is pretty good for a 20mhz chip

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:56 pm
by exxos
Forgottenmyname wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:49 pm
So it looks like RJ and I were lucky with getting two to work at 40mhz then?

Still 38 is pretty good for a 20mhz chip
Possible yes. I mean most of the chips ran at 32MHz when I tested them.. but that was in the previous STE booster... I don't know if they will run at 40MHz until built up and tested. There is not a huge drop in speed down to 38MHz anyway.