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Vampire V2 With Cyclione IIpage  1 2 

Andrea Ottaviani

Posts 11
02 May 2018 09:53


Hi, i have just bought a vampire v2 on amibay, and discovered it has a cyclone II instead of cyclone III fpha... Any other? Can I upgrade it? Thanks for any help



Martin Soerensen

Posts 190
02 May 2018 10:33


I don't think it is possible to upgrade it and why would you want to anyway?

I think the move from II from III was due to the fact that the old version was being discontinued and thus very expensive?


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3350
02 May 2018 10:39


Andrea Ottaviani wrote:

Hi, i have just bought a vampire v2 on amibay, and discovered it has a cyclone II instead of cyclone III fpha...

The Vampire V2 uses a CYCLONE 3.

Only the VAMPIRE (1) uses the CYCLONE2.
It V1 can not be upgraded.


Adam Whittaker

Posts 94
02 May 2018 11:08


It sounds to me like you have purchased a Vampire and not a Vampire 2 - easy way to tell is if it has HDMI and SD slot?


Andrea Ottaviani

Posts 11
02 May 2018 11:12



EXTERNAL LINK 

  My vampire v2 with cyclone II
 
  So no hope to upgrade this with last core? 😱


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 171
02 May 2018 12:24


Funny..This seems really a vampire v2 and not a v1, but with cyclone 2.. maybe is a prototipe?


Andrea Ottaviani

Posts 11
02 May 2018 12:41


Stefano Briccolani wrote:

Funny..This seems really a vampire v2 and not a v1, but with cyclone 2.. maybe is a prototipe?

I dont know, and the seller didn't realize it since today!
And it's numbered, as othet seen on ebay... Maybe there are some other wrong cards on the market, be aware!


Roy Gillotti

Posts 169
02 May 2018 13:12


Andrea Ottaviani wrote:

 
Stefano Briccolani wrote:

  Funny..This seems really a vampire v2 and not a v1, but with cyclone 2.. maybe is a prototipe?
 

 
  I dont know, and the seller didn't realize it since today!
  And it's numbered, as othet seen on ebay... Maybe there are some other wrong cards on the market, be aware!
 

  Was the seller from Canada? perhaps named Keith?


Andrea Ottaviani

Posts 11
02 May 2018 13:40


i bought in amibay from a french seller.. Don't know where he got it.
So, any hope to update it as You know?


Roy Gillotti

Posts 169
02 May 2018 13:46


Andrea Ottaviani wrote:

i bought in amibay from a french seller.. Don't know where he got it.
  So, any hope to update it as You know?

If it's actually functional, it's likely running some old vampire 1 or custom core. This was likely a developer prototype, so not up-gradable to the current cores. 

Only reason I mentioned that guy, was there was a bad apple selling cards he shouldn't have been.

CLICK HERE


Andrea Ottaviani

Posts 11
02 May 2018 14:16


Roy Gillotti wrote:

Andrea Ottaviani wrote:

  i bought in amibay from a french seller.. Don't know where he got it.
  So, any hope to update it as You know?
 

  If it's actually functional, it's likely running some old vampire 1 or custom core. This was likely a developer prototype, so not up-gradable to the current cores. 
 
  Only reason I mentioned that guy, was there was a bad apple selling cards he shouldn't have been.
 
  CLICK HERE 

A prototype with a "387" yellow label to count them? Very strange...


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3350
02 May 2018 14:45


Roy Gillotti wrote:

If it's actually functional,

 
can you run Sysinfo?
what result do you see?
Do you see a boot logo on the HDMI ?


Andrea Ottaviani

Posts 11
02 May 2018 14:48


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

Roy Gillotti wrote:

  If it's actually functional,
 

 
  can you run Sysinfo?
  what result do you see?
  Do you see a boot logo on the HDMI ?

I bought it on monday, it's still on the way from france


Claudio Guglielmotti
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 159
02 May 2018 15:05


i remember that kipper received one fpga with an error on the serigraph...
now seems that you have that fpga.



Andrea Ottaviani

Posts 11
02 May 2018 15:09


Really? I hope so! If so..
  I will offer you a beer for the good news! ;)


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3350
02 May 2018 15:09


claudio guglielmotti wrote:

i remember that kipper received one fpga with an error on the serigraph...
  now seems that you have that fpga.
 

Then its just a "misprint".
If it would be a postal stamp then it would be very valuable now.


Roy Gillotti

Posts 169
02 May 2018 15:49


claudio guglielmotti wrote:

  i remember that kipper received one fpga with an error on the serigraph...
  now seems that you have that fpga.
 
 

  I hope that is the case, if so it seems Andrea owns a super rare Vampire V2.
 


Andrea Ottaviani

Posts 11
02 May 2018 16:10


Roy Gillotti wrote:

claudio guglielmotti wrote:

  i remember that kipper received one fpga with an error on the serigraph...
    now seems that you have that fpga.
   
 

  I hope that is the case, if so it seems Andrea owns a super rare Vampire V2.
 

I hope only it will be updatable to new cores.. I collect retrocomputer, not post stamps... :)



Artur Jarosik

Posts 29
02 May 2018 21:48


Andrea Ottaviani wrote:
  Really? I hope so! If so..  I will offer you a beer for the good news! ;)
    Don't worry I have full V2 with Cyclone II imprint too , till now I thought I was the only one.


John William

Posts 244
02 May 2018 23:33


Why is it hard for people to buy right from apollo-team store directly and not from eBay. When you buy things from eBay you are putting yourself in risks, hurt and pain. To be honest, it is no cheaper....than buying it from the apollo team itself.

In fact, they are over priced in eBay. You could buy two brand new vampire cards from the apollo team for the price of one in eBay.

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