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Old 03 May 2017, 03:52   #1
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A4000 Buster chip version

Is it possible to read the buster version information
with software ?
How about the processor , then ?
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Old 03 May 2017, 12:11   #2
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You can't, AFAIK - but the version is printed on the chip.
what about the processor?
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Is it possible to read the buster version information
with software ?
How about the processor , then ?
No - Buster does not respond to arbitrary commands, it does not respond with version numbers. Its job is to control the Zorro / Zorro II buses.

Yes. You can poll for instruction set lists, and from that you can deduce what chip it is.
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Old 10 May 2017, 00:19   #4
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Ok it seems that my Buster version is 11 ( the newest one?). And my A3640 (?) Processor card is v 3.0 by Commodore.
How easy/ hard would it be to upgrade my card to 3.2 ( newest? ) ?
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It requires that you can desolder surface mount chips; it's not easy.
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Ok it seems that my Buster version is 11 ( the newest one?). And my A3640 (?) Processor card is v 3.0 by Commodore.
How easy/ hard would it be to upgrade my card to 3.2 ( newest? ) ?
You could talk to tbtorro. He was selling A3640 upgrade chips over on AmiBay a little while ago.

I also believe he performs up-grade/repair services for a nominal fee.

He is also contactable on these forums too.
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Old 15 May 2017, 09:51   #7
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Or macce2 could contact me, I do A3640 upgrades and more.

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