Monday, January 15, 2018

Power in Diversity

A while back, well actually June 2015 or around there, I should a picture of a PMC2PCI card. Since then I have been scouring the Internet for suitable PMC cards. Tried a bunch of them, but none of them worked.

Then I got some help from an expert in PMC cards and he delivered :-)

Below is a Force PowerPMC-250 card with a 450 MHz MPC7410 (G4) card with 256MB SDRAM on-board:

With a PMC to PCI carrier card it was added to my A3000UX and here is the first result after updating the driver:

The card is regarding power consumption on the edge of what the A3000D can handle. The Amiga has to warm up for a couple of minutes before the PPC card becomes stable. It is not the PPC which is crashing, but the 68K when fetching/running code from the PPC memory. But as said, after a while it becomes stable. I guess I need to upgrade my PSU.

I also wish to thank Elbox for their speedy support in updating their pci.library to support these kind of cards!

Hopefully, we can ramp up with faster cards in the near future.

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