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Old 23 October 2010, 01:55   #1
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Best way to juice my 1200 HD/40

Hi,

I was lucky to come by a rare 1200 HD/40 in excellent condition a few months back. Apparently was never taken out of the box and was stuck in a closet so really looks brand new and works well.

Since the C64 got me started in my geekdom i cut my teeth on the amiga (had a 3000 running lightwave back in the day) and would love to get this baby up and running at full speed.

I am thinking of tracking down a blizard ppc card for it... i got a blizzard 1230 IV with 64mg ram (68030/50) a month ago and stuck it in there but from what i understand this would be too slow to run Amiga OS 3.5 on and i want to upgrade the os?

Any help or pointers would be appreciated!

Jah
 
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Old 23 October 2010, 02:38   #2
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an 030 with 64 MB is fine for OS 3.5. (hell I even ran it on a stock 020 A1200 with 8MB in the trapdoor and it was also fine.)

I ran 3.9 with an 030 @ 42 Mhz and 64 Mb RAM. More than enough, plus you have a nice machine for WHDLoad games your 030 @ 50 is fine.
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I ran 3.9 on an 030 with 8Meg fast and it was fine so you shouldn't have a problem!
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No problems for 3.5.. but you do not want to run 3.5, you want to run 3.9

works fine with 030. even stock 020+fastmem. the thing that might speed things up more are a graphicsboard. (and on 1200 that is only via mediator or the BPPC+BVision)
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I'm running (ClassicWB) 3.9 on my 030-33MHz and the speed is fine. With PeterK's optimized icon.library, it even feels faster than my old 3.1 installation.
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I'm running (ClassicWB) 3.9 on my 030-33MHz and the speed is fine. With PeterK's optimized icon.library, it even feels faster than my old 3.1 installation.
Really? I thought 3.9 sucked even on an 060. There's no way it's faster than 3.1.
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Really? I thought 3.9 sucked even on an 060. There's no way it's faster than 3.1.
Depends on how you compare them.

I'm comparing a 3.1 with UI modifications to function similar to 3.9 but without the optimized libraries as I didn't experiment with those until 3.9 as I made a custom kickstart 3.9 for it. Just icon.library makes a big difference.

There are many ways to compare the speed. I'm talking about the speed of opening directories and moving windows around in WB. Booting takes a while longer though, but that is not important to me.

Obviously a plain 3.1 installation will fly along but it is not very usable to me as it is missing a lot of things.

For the general user, I'd recommend ClassicWB 3.1. It has a very nice GUI and is not missing much from 3.9.
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No problems for 3.5.. but you do not want to run 3.5, you want to run 3.9

works fine with 030. even stock 020+fastmem. the thing that might speed things up more are a graphicsboard. (and on 1200 that is only via mediator or the BPPC+BVision)
The original post was from 2010
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For the general user, I'd recommend ClassicWB 3.1. It has a very nice GUI and is not missing much from 3.9.
After all these years I still don't know why you'd install something like ClassicWB. A fully-functional WB shouldn't take any more than half an hour to get up and running.
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After all these years I still don't know why you'd install something like ClassicWB. A fully-functional WB shouldn't take any more than half an hour to get up and running.
Because I don't really like WB 3.1. I'd much prefer Scalos which ClassicWB is based on in the 020+ versions. Of course one could also install that manually, but ClassicWB has much of the stuff I want, so makes sense to start from there. It would definitely take me a lot longer than half an hour to achieve a reasonable configured WB.
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