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Martin Soerensen

Posts 232
14 May 2018 13:30

Roger Simons wrote:

What is the difference between X10/11/12?

It is the clock multiplier, so the speed is different. x10 can be seen as ~7.14MHz x10, so x12 is about 20% faster than x10 (it will also push the hardware closer to the limits, so x10 is more likely to run stable than x12).

Rod March

Posts 119
29 May 2018 10:13

Now that this core has been out for a while, a question on stability:

I will soon be able to flash the new 2.9 core (FINALLY!) and I'm going to be running it pretty hard in my A2000 (rendering for days on end).

I was thinking it would be safest to flash the x11 core if I will be pushing it this hard, but maybe x12 is ok too - has anyone had stability issues with the x12 core?

Andy Hearn

Posts 374
29 May 2018 10:42

I've had no problems with the x12 core on my V2A600, but then as my IDE port has a couple of broken pins, i'm limited to floppy based testing - so I've probably not been able to push it as hard as needed to really make a qualifying statement in this regard.

the x11 core on my V2+A500 has been solid as a rock so far. have had to do run constantly for a few days to get the latest Apollo/coffin from SD to IDE SSD

as for an x12 for a A500, may need someone from the Apollo team to answer than one...

Chris H

Posts 65
29 May 2018 12:15

I'm using 12x on my 600 and can say that I have no issues so far.
Works really rock stable, programming, rendering, games, Emulation. My 600 ist equipped with quite a lot of stuff with its case closed. I only applied a small copper cooler on the Cyclone and fixed the card to the 68k with that 3D Frame I found on thingiverse. Subway, A604, USB-Blaster, Cables for USB, DIGITAL-VIDEO etc. all inside. So I have a clean desk :)

Pat 3657

Posts 50
25 Jun 2018 22:38

I eventually updated my Vamp 600 to GOLD 2.9 x10, but now a reset with Ctrl+Amiga+Amiga won't work anymore. Reboot by command works though.
The thing is, I can see (LEDs) and hear ("default" drive noises) that the Amiga 600 is performing a reset, but the Vampire isn't, thus crashing the system. Only turning the Amiga off/on again works.
No problems with older versions...

Peter Heginbotham

Posts 214
26 Jun 2018 09:52

I have this issue to with the three finger salute on Gold 2.9

Quentin Barnes

Posts 1
15 Dec 2022 14:25

Vojin's flashing directions worked wonders for me!  Thank you!

I'll document my particular experience here in case it helps someone else.

I have a Firebird v4 installed in my Amiga 2000 that I had bricked.  I was running ApolloOS 9.2.  During an update using the ApolloOS's flashing tool `ApolloFlash`, it crashed in the middle of updating and the Firebird refused to even boot after that.

I used Fedora 36 with Quartus 13.0 Web Edition (Quartus-web-  (I can provide a list of all the rpm packages I had to install to get Quartus to install and work if anyone's interested.)

I ordered a cheap Altera USB Blaster off Amazon (Model NOUSBB6338).  It initially didn't appear to work because the OS and/or hardware I was running apparently didn't see it in any USB ports in my laptop (via `lsusb`).  I plugged the Blaster into my desktop (same Fedora OS and version) and it was immediately recognized there just fine.  So back on my laptop, I tried it plugged into a USB-C dongle that had USB ports.  It showed up there!  Quartus was able to see it there too.  (What could cause the Blaster not to be seen in the built-in USB ports, but worked just fine in the dongle?  :/)

I gave Quartus' Programmer the "FIREBIRD_8900_R9.jic" file.  I went through Vojin's steps blended with the Apollo video for flashing Firebirds ("ApolloCore Update Quick VideoGuide").  Flashing appeared to take quite a bit longer than in Apollo's video (maybe a minute or two), but on my first attempt programming, I did eventually get the "100% (Successful)" message!  I power-cycled my Amiga and it was back up booting ApolloOS!

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