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Old 27 August 2008, 20:37   #1
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Which version of Amiga OS?

Hi all

Recently upgraded from 3.1 to 3.9 to find it is dog slow on my A3000 (see specs in sig).

I liked the speed of 3.1 and had no real issues. Someone suggested upgrading but I don't see any real benefits.

What OS is best for me and if it is 3.1 is there a way to downgrade without formatting? I'm not bothered by eye candy especially as I can only display 16 colours max at one time!

Thanks
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Old 28 August 2008, 00:15   #2
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Hi all

Recently upgraded from 3.1 to 3.9 to find it is dog slow on my A3000 (see specs in sig).

I liked the speed of 3.1 and had no real issues. Someone suggested upgrading but I don't see any real benefits.

What OS is best for me and if it is 3.1 is there a way to downgrade without formatting? I'm not bothered by eye candy especially as I can only display 16 colours max at one time!

Thanks
The real point of os3.9 is the upgraded icon system.....so it's recommended because it's nicest ...but I see that you don't have a gfx card and 16 colors is the maximum ...so...get one and enjoy a full colourful workbench
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Old 28 August 2008, 09:14   #3
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If only. Spent too much on Amiga stuff at the moment! Maybe in the future. Back to 3.1 it is then unless 3.5 is much quicker than 3.9.
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I'd forget all about 3.9 and 3.5 if I was you. Just stick with 3.1 and enjoy a much smoother WB experience.
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Old 28 August 2008, 10:48   #5
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I´m running OS 3.9 with 128 colours on an A1200/030.
No speed issues...

So, ECS is the rascal.

Why not try Bloodwych´s Classic Workbench Adv.?
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Why not try Bloodwych´s Classic Workbench Adv.?
I think I will. Cheers.
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Old 29 August 2008, 22:28   #7
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I use ClassicWB as well. it's awesome.
You don't have to fanny about installing stuff either it's usually already there.
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Old 29 August 2008, 22:36   #8
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I think i'm sold. Ill get onto it tomorrow.
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Gone back to vanilla 3.1 for the time being. I will try ClassicWB this week when I have finished playing about whitening plastic bits and modding my case
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Thoughts (mine):

3.9: 'Nicest' but a bit bloated by AOS standards - with a bit of chopping + a few hacks can be made to work well on surprisingly low-end Amigas.
3.5: Like a 'rough' 3.9 but rather less resource hungry.
3.1: Fine everywhere but takes a lot of hacks to make it 'funky'.
and...
2.05 on a 3.1 KS: The dog's danglies when it comes to speed & low resource use...
...2.05 is surprisingly compatible / functional resting on top of a 3.1 KS. WB 3.1 bits can be retro-fitted if you have 'issues'.

...or don't bother with the hard work & go for one of the (very good) pre-made versions.
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What's the spec of your A3000 again?

25MHz 030 + 2Mbyte Chip RAM + 16 Mbyte Fast RAM?

If you are not already using SFS as your hard drive file system, that will give a large speed boost.

If you are not using any system software patches then you should consider something like SystemPatch 3.3 beta or some equivalent even on WB3.1.

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Correct that is my setup. I'm happy with 3.1. for the time being. I will look at playing with speeding it up in the future but at the moment it will do.
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