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Old 25 April 2010, 10:23   #1
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Cheap PPC pci board

Did anyone ever think of making a driver for something like this?

https://secure1.sonnettech.com/produ...ad7701679f6d61

Would it actually be possible?
compared to the blizzard ppc its very cheap, plus it would be much easier to find memory for it.
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Old 25 April 2010, 13:16   #2
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Did anyone ever think of making a driver for something like this?

https://secure1.sonnettech.com/produ...ad7701679f6d61

Would it actually be possible?
compared to the blizzard ppc its very cheap, plus it would be much easier to find memory for it.
Hi Nikolaj, thanks for the post. Over the years, this has been discussed many times....

I will buy one from you when you have written the drivers for it!!
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I know absolutely nothing about how to make a driver, or any other kind of amiga programing for that matter.

Just thought it would open up for some very cheap upgrades of cpu and memory

I guess a lot of people would be interested in getting a g4 ppc at 400 mhz for around 100 euros including 512 mb of memory
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Old 25 April 2010, 17:38   #4
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This is what the never released Elbox Shark card was
Ask Elbox to release there Code/Drivers
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This is what the never released Elbox Shark card was
Ask Elbox to release there Code/Drivers
I just tried to compare the pictures.
The two cards do look very similar.
But i still do not know how to adapt the driver if i got my hands on it.
I do not have a mediator PCI either
So for me to invest in it, i would kind of have to know that i could make it work
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Old 25 April 2010, 20:22   #6
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The reason it was never released probably has something to do with the Mediator not being compatible.
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The reason it was never released probably has something to do with the Mediator not being compatible.
i found an old thread on this forum where all of this has been discussed.
It stated that the voltage problem should easily be fixed, so that should be the least of the problems.
I can see on the pictures as well that there are an empty space for a voltage regulator.
isn't it possible that that space is for a regulator to fix this problem?
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Something as mundane as a voltage problem is not something that would be considered a show stopper in that project. The incompatibilities are far deeper.
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so there were never a working prototype of the shark PPC?
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find it odd that it is still listed at elbox.com, it even has a price tag
the same with the dragoon coldfire board.
Guess that, that never went into production either?
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Nope but that was actually a working prototype. It was just shite.
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