English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Support > support.Hardware

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 17 December 2013, 06:20   #1
Devlin
Bane of Magic

Devlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bradford, UK
Age: 34
Posts: 327
Getting more performance out of my A1200

Right now I have my A1200 and I want to squeeze more performance out of it.
For hardware I have stock KS3.0 roms, a Blizzard Mk IV 030/FPU (32MB) and a good old fashioned 2GB HDD and for file transfers I have a PCMCIA CF card reader.

For Software, I'm running a stock WB3.1 install with no special software installed - there's an up-to-date SetPatch and that's pretty much it.
My startup sequence has a couple assigns and that's the extent of it's modification.

I'm looking to make it faster through software mainly, as being broke prevents me from doing much else - I am planning to get KS 3.1 roms at some point though!
Devlin is offline  
Old 17 December 2013, 08:58   #2
Leffmann
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,265
I would install either BetterWB or ClassicWB, update the file system to PFS3, and then get BlizKick from Aminet to install some patches and bug-fixes and map KS 3.1 to your Blizzard's fastram, saving you the trouble of buying and installing new ROM chips.
Leffmann is offline  
Old 17 December 2013, 22:33   #3
Devlin
Bane of Magic

Devlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bradford, UK
Age: 34
Posts: 327
There's no trouble in me getting new KS3.1 roms. I wanted to avoid remapping but I'll look into it.

What kind of speed increase is installing BetterWB or ClassicWB going to get me? I have avoided them in the past because of it sounding more like eyecandy fluff than actual speed improvements and patches.

What's the advantage of PFS3 over what I have currently? I think I have FFS(Int) - Will it require me to re-install WB? (re-installing isn't much hassle as it sounds but i'd rather not)
Devlin is offline  
Old 17 December 2013, 22:40   #4
Akira
Registered User

Akira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 19,265
They have some patches like fBlit which will surely increase your performance. Even if you just install fBlit you'll notice a change. It loads stuff commonly put in Chip RAM on your Fast RAM. With this it also frees up some of your precious Chip RAM.
http://aminet.net/package/util/boot/fblit

There was also a patch called BlazeWCP which does something regarding C2P... not sure what the speed improvement was but supposedly it did something. Mybe it's only good for gfx cards but I am not sure.
http://aminet.net/package/util/boot/Blazewcp

I Think having a Blizzard you can put the ROM in shadow so it will be much, much faster. So use Blitzkick, even if you don't change your ROMs, if only to shadow your actual ROM. It will work much faster from 32 bit Fast RAM.
Akira is offline  
Old 18 December 2013, 18:17   #5
Leffmann
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,265
ClassicWB has a lot of eye-candy, but most importantly it does have bugfixes and upgrades like the ones Akira mentioned.

Also, PFS3 is much faster than the old FFS, and yes selection of file system has to be done during partitioning, so you will have to reinstall. While you're partitioning, increase the number of disk buffers for your partitions. Adding buffers eats up fastram quickly, but 100 to 200 buffers should be enough and gives a good speed-up. This together with the SpeedyIDE patch in BlizKick should result in a huge improvement in file operations.
Leffmann is offline  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stuttering and slow performance 8bitbob support.WinUAE 8 04 November 2012 21:42
Performance of my expanded A1200 changes depending on the time of day... paul2004v support.Hardware 4 20 September 2011 20:46
PSPUAE Performance tonyyeb support.OtherUAE 73 27 January 2011 16:45
How do I get the best WB performance? Rabbit80 support.Apps 27 01 July 2009 11:29
Modding A1200: IDE vs SCSI-II performance? Silver support.Hardware 31 14 June 2008 14:22

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.07857 seconds with 13 queries