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by vanpeebles
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3010 worthwhile/worthy?
Replies: 35
Views: 735

Re: A3010 worthwhile/worthy?

I love my A3010, owned it since I was a kid. It started out with 2mb and ended up with 4mb and a hccs mini ide podule. Only thing I missed out on was a turbo ram :( I even had a parallel cd rom drive, although the fuse used to trip in it.
by vanpeebles
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: general
Topic: When to recognise you have a problem
Replies: 20
Views: 802

Re: When to recognise you have a problem

Needs proper racking for vertical storage, so much wasted :lol:
by vanpeebles
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: PunyInform and Ozmoo
Replies: 150
Views: 4206

Re: PunyInform

I have some proper infocom games for the Tatung and they do hammer the disc drive a lot. I was surprised at first!
by vanpeebles
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Tatung Einstien..
Replies: 69
Views: 10470

Re: Tatung Einstien..

Yes the search goes on, I dumped a load of rare stuff recently. I think it’s filtering through. I’ll be buying a setup on payday! Are they cheaper outside of ebay? :D
by vanpeebles
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Tatung Einstien..
Replies: 69
Views: 10470

Re: Tatung Einstien..

The two machines using different drives is a pain I had when trying to get some working drives. I was looking at your replacement system for the 256, is it easy to use and fit? Do you just dump the files on or does it require more tweaking than that?
by vanpeebles
Thu May 28, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the North East
Replies: 30
Views: 972

Re: Hello from the North East

Hoo Colin!
by vanpeebles
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: general
Topic: Acorn Communicators on TV… in 1996
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Acorn Communicators on TV… in 1996

Those Bull Electrical ads used to awesome! :lol:
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 436
Views: 42050

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

I wanted to keep to multiples of 24MHz. I would guess that if a 48MHz crystal was 9.64 Mips then a 50MHz one would pretty well hit it. (Doing the calculation, it should be a 49.793MHz oscillator, but they don't exist.) I like the idea of a mild overclock, I loved my A3010 when I was a teen, althoug...
by vanpeebles
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 436
Views: 42050

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

What about for just over 10 mips?
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 436
Views: 42050

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 vanpeebles
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 436
Views: 42050

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

I know I've asked this before, but what differences did the Simtek Turbo ram have? I'm guessing it was user fit, and didn't needed soldered oscillators to be replaced? Would it be possible to re manufacture the turbo ram?
by vanpeebles
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 436
Views: 42050

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

Double the MIPS does seem a like a fierce overclock. I hope you boys won't ride the tail off these old A3010s.
by vanpeebles
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 436
Views: 42050

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

What would be a nice overclock of say around 10 to 11 mips?
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 436
Views: 42050

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

Grumble! :lol:
by vanpeebles
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 436
Views: 42050

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

:o Can I haz one?
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Cheltenham uk
Replies: 13
Views: 676

Re: Hi from Cheltenham uk

Hi all, Wanted a bbc as a kid. What I actually had was a Vic 20. I loved it and learnt to code using it. But, was always jealous of my friends with BBCs, and even the Electron. Anyway, I have a couple of amigas and a nice C64 but the need to have a beeb hasn’t gone away, so here I am. Ready to do s...
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 436
Views: 42050

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

Is it overclocked? :)
by vanpeebles
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Connecting a viewdata terminal to a wifi modem?
Replies: 19
Views: 2003

Re: Connecting a viewdata terminal to a wifi modem?

manov wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:07 pm
Hi,

I'm posting this a bit late but you might be monitoring this...

I worked at Tandata in the 80s and used to write the firmware to the Tandata TDxxxx viewdata terminals so can give you some information about the serial interface and other things too...
I have a Tandata QL Modem stack! :)
by vanpeebles
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5906
Views: 560044

Re: Today I received.....

I didn't understand any of it, I thought he had been haxxored :lol:
by vanpeebles
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Tatuing Einstein 256 Power without Monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Tatuing Einstein 256 Power without Monitor

With that cable, I use a molex power adapter, I use the same one on my Amstrad 6128. I'm trying to remember the brand name, it was a decent quality one for around £30.
by vanpeebles
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Tatuing Einstein 256 Power without Monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Tatuing Einstein 256 Power without Monitor

Yes, that's the cable I got, it works well enough for the moment. Hoping to get a proper rgb/scart one at some point.

Please visit us at the Tatung forum!

https://www.robheaton.co.uk/tatung/
by vanpeebles
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BBC Micro (non working), other kit and mags, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2077

Re: BBC Micro (non working), other kit and mags, etc.

Floppy drive arrived, £10 donation made to BHF. Thank you to Mel_P for donating the goodies, and Markjw for sorting it out :)
by vanpeebles
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from QLD Australia
Replies: 17
Views: 1131

Re: Hello from QLD Australia

Bush Tucker Man area :D
by vanpeebles
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: An improvement in my soldering skills
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: An improvement in my soldering skills

Thankfully my eye sight is shot the other way. Blurred distance but I can focus real close up :)
by vanpeebles
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: An improvement in my soldering skills
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: An improvement in my soldering skills

I've started using a headtorch for when the lighting isn't good, helps massively.

*waves hot soldering iron about arl ower*
by vanpeebles
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Psion P250 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Psion P250 ?

The OS is on the Psion, but the P250 looks load a program from the carts.
by vanpeebles
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Psion P250 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Psion P250 ?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Psion-Organi ... Sw3nNeHKAS

£20 for an LZ! With datapak, bargain! Then you can code the unlock boot on that and get your other two working :)
by vanpeebles
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Psion P250 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Psion P250 ?

I still think your best bet is to get a really cheap XP.
by vanpeebles
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Psion P250 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Psion P250 ?

Not again!! :lol:

On that top picture, what other programs are on the menu?

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