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by AndyMc1280
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 291
Views: 19548

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

danielj wrote:Let's see if they work first! :D

d.
Mores the point I need to get the A3010 working again... RO3.1 Roms bought so....
by AndyMc1280
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 291
Views: 19548

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

ooo .... new 4mb boards ?

Please may I have one ? I was on a list..... somewhere. [-o<
by AndyMc1280
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 120
Views: 6425

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

I'm a latecomer to this party but have these been successfully used on "Real Hardware" yet? If so/not I could do with a set for my non booting Adelaide A3010 - I've swapped so many chips I think I mixed up 3.10 and 3.11 :lol: [-X as there is no visual indicators other than rom 1 and Rom 2. No boot n...
by AndyMc1280
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 291
Views: 19548

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

I've just ordered 10 PCBs, they're going to take at least a couple of weeks to arrive. I also ordered an SMD rework station yesterday to do the work. I still need to get a few bits like paste and flux, and the pin headers and RAM itself. With regards to the RAM, can I buy a couple of spare chips fr...
by AndyMc1280
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 291
Views: 19548

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

Ooo very nice :D :D

What speed does that work at ? :wink:
by AndyMc1280
Tue May 30, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 291
Views: 19548

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

How is this going ?
Do I owe anyone any money yet ? :lol:

I think I put my name down for a board.... [-o<
by AndyMc1280
Sun May 21, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: [W] The Micro User Issues - CLOSED
Replies: 16
Views: 1189

Re: [W] The Micro User Issues

Did you know theres a whole stack of them online at

http://8bs.joininthe.buzz/magazines.html

Along with a fair few other magazines form BITD
by AndyMc1280
Sat May 20, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2807
Views: 224366

Re: LOLPRICE

Ooft - Zxrninja has a twin! sorry I am just back after health/medication changes but wow :shock: I was going to post about the crazy A3000's .

I noticed also that one of the A3010's was a mezzy unit and the guy was in Glasgow. No it was not me.

:mrgreen:
by AndyMc1280
Sat May 20, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?
Replies: 114
Views: 9029

ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/18 ... ject_share

If not and you would like to.... Just under 3 days left.

Nothing to do with me, just sharing.

New dizzy Game and a few more bits.

All in one Spectrum. :mrgreen:
by AndyMc1280
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Transferring files between Win 10 and old RISC OS machines
Replies: 6
Views: 1546

Andymc1280

JonC wrote:Thanks Paul,

This is useful info.

Does anyone know if the ZIP 250 USB drive will take 100MB Zip100 Parallel cartridges?
The Zip 100 USB drives are LOL priced! :lol:
I had/have a SCSI 250 zip. Used 100mb discs all the time in the late 90's. Until CDRW drives became more affordable.
by AndyMc1280
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 Adelaide ARM3 Upgrade with Fast RAM
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Andymc1280

Pardon me while I make a mess on the floor :lol: I really need to get my A3010 sorted out now. Be warned/watch out for things failing. I have/had mine at 30 MHz and the Decoupling caps (we suspect) have gone. Otherwise very nice. How stable is it ? PS document how you did it, I too have my name down...
by AndyMc1280
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Microdigital Omega
Replies: 25
Views: 1750

Re: Microdigital Omega

As a fellow working Omega owner* I'm just curious to know what firmware you gentle people are running, I think I am on F but I know there was at least one later version (that would be g!) that fixed more stuff. I would also be curious to know if any of you good people have done any upgrades (PSU etc...
by AndyMc1280
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: File transfer - RISC PC to A3010
Replies: 7
Views: 1206

Andymc1280

Or one of the syqest 1.0 GB parallel port drives. That's what I use.
by AndyMc1280
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 291
Views: 19548

Andymc1280

vanpeebles wrote:*Shake fist* :lol:
Wuv ooo too :lol: :mrgreen:
by AndyMc1280
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 291
Views: 19548

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

An old post by someone on the iconbar stated "Right, here we go. The 'Turbo RAM' upgrade was a 4MB upgrade that used some stupidly-fast 40-50ns 4Mbit FPM memory (8x 1Mx4). Usually, upgrades at the time used 70/80ns. The upgrade also replaced the memory system clock of the ARM250 to clock the memory...
by AndyMc1280
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Nail curers as EPROM Erasers....
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Andymc1280

george.h wrote:
AndyMc1280 wrote:... Straight of the bat, the Nail curer does not work...
But did it cure your nails? :wink:
Nah I bite them :( ;)
by AndyMc1280
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: general
Topic: What does your Acorn do that's unique?
Replies: 62
Views: 4631

Andymc1280

My Master does come in VERY handy when I get one of those scam calls wanting to "fix" malicious software which has been "detected" on my PC. The scam merchant gets very confused then irritated when I can't find the Windows or Alt keys LOL... :twisted: :lol: Hehe, yes I find my R260 useful for deali...
by AndyMc1280
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: general
Topic: What does your Acorn do that's unique?
Replies: 62
Views: 4631

Re: What does your Acorn do that's unique?

What does my Acorn(s) do that PC can't... Mmm well the obvious one is boot up from cold in seconds (no !boot loading) Although my SSD equipped i7 laptop is not far behind... But the Archimedes is "useable" very quickly. Won me friends at school (including the teachers who had Arc's at home) in the e...
by AndyMc1280
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 291
Views: 19548

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

Yeah I know, sorry for the delay. It took me a lot longer than I thought to get my thesis fully wrapped up (been chasing maths for two months), and that has sucked up all my spare time (as I've been doing it part time while working), but I'm finally finished :D! So I first want to get my A3010 work...
by AndyMc1280
Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 291
Views: 19548

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

I'd still like to try out those 28ns RAMs after this, but at least to start with the expansion will only be 1M. That should be enough to see how fast the rest of the system can go, then if it's worth while I'll see about a larger/faster expansion. Did some of you guys have spare 50ns RAMs? Occurred...
by AndyMc1280
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4742
Views: 320697

Re: Today I received.....

The burner is indeed a nice bit of kit. I have used that already to program an AM27256 and it worked a treat. As far as the eraser is concerned I wouldn't expect a robust unit for the price I paid but this unit does seem to be the only thing on offer at the cheap end of the market and I can't justi...
by AndyMc1280
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4742
Views: 320697

Re: Today I received.....

So to complement the programmer I now have another example of China's finsest - this EPROM eraser: I admit the US plug was a slight surprise so the question is how do I establish, in the absence of any documentation, even in Chinese, if the PSU in this will cope with 230V? Does anyone else have one...
by AndyMc1280
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: RISCOS 3.11 ROMSET (2 ROMS)
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: RISCOS 3.11 ROMSET (2 ROMS)

I have a 3.10 set you can have. There's a software patch to give the fixes for 3.11
by AndyMc1280
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2807
Views: 224366

Re: LOLPRICE

Isn't it funny that this ULTRA RARE ROM pops up so frequently! Do we think it's actually the same ROM each outing :?: Dave H :D Feck it. Imma aggravate him by flooding copies for £25... All I need is a binary and the right chips :lol: :lol: Besides, I am needing the practice with my burner :twisted:
by AndyMc1280
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Nail curers as EPROM Erasers....
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Nail curers as EPROM Erasers....

As some of you will know I've just got hold of an Eprom Burner. And I decided to look into an alternative to the wonky grey/blue box most of us have acquired from china :lol: I've since bought one of those too, which kind of defeats the purpose but I will explain. Straight of the bat, the Nail curer...
by AndyMc1280
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Can somebody burn me a rom chip for my IDEFS board please?
Replies: 31
Views: 2331

Re: Can somebody burn me a rom chip for my IDEFS board please?

An Update: I have now got a burner. It is a nifty little thing :D I stumped up for an adapter for it that I didn't end up needing (for this purpose anyway) I used said burner to read an image from my card. I then sent the image to both RobC and Steve3000 on here. Steve with his magical bit of softwa...
by AndyMc1280
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4742
Views: 320697

Re: Today I received.....

Programmer and a couple of EPROMs: 20160912_124335_9745.jpg All the printing appears to be in Chinese. I will have to see what's on the mini-CD included. Interstingly the company is http://www.autoelectric.cn. I don't know if they use the term differently or maybe custom ROMSs for car ECUs are actu...
by AndyMc1280
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4742
Views: 320697

Re: Today I received.....

1024MAK wrote:You do know that secondhand proper EPROM erasers (not cheap tat) do come up from time to time on auction sites...

Mark

Yes and I had a look at a few but they got more expensive than I was willing to pay, at this stage anyway.

Will see how it goes.
by AndyMc1280
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4742
Views: 320697

Re: Today I received.....

Further to my Posts above these arrived http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/asm016/2016-09-08%2020.35.17.jpg Anybody want their nails done ? :lol: Also adapter for my burner to do the ROM I want to burn: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/asm016/2016-09-08%2020.39.42.jpg And a huge roll of bu...
by AndyMc1280
Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Can somebody burn me a rom chip for my IDEFS board please?
Replies: 31
Views: 2331

Re: Can somebody burn me a rom chip for my IDEFS board please?

The trick is identifying the modules are on there, separating them out together which whatever table of numbers tells RiscOS where they are living, then putting them all together with a new "index" into an image that can be burnt onto the ROM. That's the bit that requires work (well, it would for m...