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Old 14 February 2009, 13:18   #1
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First Bit of Amiga Hardware....

... and its not an Amiga

it is, however, a Typhoon Mk 2 - 68030@40 + 32MB Acccellerator board for the A1200.

No fresh Pr0n... although I will linky to the Amibay thread where Zetr0 has pr0nulated on it

Now I intend getting a 64 meg simm for it whilst I'm waiting on my Miggy...
My next "wondering" is directed towards the empty FPU slot....

Is it worth my while getting a 68882 chip to populate this slot ?
Seen a few on ripoff bay from the US for... rather a lot.

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Old 14 February 2009, 13:40   #2
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Congrats on your purchase! Roll-on an A1200 to put it in...

68882:
TBH There's very little Amiga software that makes use of such a beastie, so I'd suggest spending your money on higher priority stuff first...
...Yes, 'fast' 68882's go for stupid (*cough* rip-off!) sums of money.
Here's a tip:
*ALL* known 68882's will run @ the max rated frequency (50mhz) regardless of what's written on the chip package - So apart from making sure you've got the correct package for your socket, save yourself some money & buy the cheapest one you can find.

NB
68881's DON'T overclock at all!
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thanks for the info... the 68882 can wait a while then. I think I've abused my funding sources enough for starters.

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