STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

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Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by exxos » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:06 am

One thing I noticed the other day which I need to look at the bit more.. Was that HD10.01 driver crashed on boot up in 40MHz mode. I am not sure if anything else was loading in the AUTO folder.. I need to check will not had chance yet..

Basically when HD10 loaded it would bomb out. You'll thing is if I booted in 8MHz mode it would all load fine, and then the driver seemed to work fine in switching back to 40MHz mode. I emailed Uwe about it, he says it works on other machines like the Milan etc and that there is no timing dependent code in HD10..

So if any of you guys with this booster can try it out, really just load the driver from the floppy, and see if it bombs on boot or not.. I will try and do this myself bought I'm going to be busy today some other stuff..

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The driver might actually loaded from my ultra Satan... Can't remember now :roll:
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Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by Forgottenmyname » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:22 pm

Will try and give it a go this weekend from Floppy.

I don't suppose you have a link to the file do you? Still an STe newb here.

I have an ultrasatan but only the correct cables for a Mega ST.

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Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by exxos » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:29 pm

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
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Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by exxos » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:37 pm

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.
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Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by Forgottenmyname » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:24 am

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.

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Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by Forgottenmyname » 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 :-)

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Post by exxos » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:02 pm

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.
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Post by exxos » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:33 pm

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..
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Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by KyleB » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:15 am

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...

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Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by exxos » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:33 pm

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..
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