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Allan Versaevel

Posts 70
01 Dec 2018 17:54


What capacitors are these?  No one really says. Knowledge is power I say.

Thanks in advance.


Chris T.

Posts 119
01 Dec 2018 18:06


Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

 
Chris T. wrote:
  Where can I find the fixed core? Many Thanks in Advance.

   
    Its the latest core presented for download  dated 2018-10-18
    http://wiki.apollo-accelerators.com/doku.php?id=start#latest_cores
   
    Note that with it you need latest SAGA drivers too (just scroll further)
    2018-09-30 : SAGADriver.v1.5.lha
 
  Also for 2.11 core Amiga 500/600 should be recapped.
   
 

  Recapping also A500 V2+? I thought this is only needed for A600. I got mine from Majsta


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1719
01 Dec 2018 18:52


Chris T. wrote:

    Recapping also A500 V2+? I thought this is only needed for A600. I got mine from Majsta
 

 
  Majsta is the man to explain what to do and when.
  Best advice is to contact him via his website.
 
  In general, any and every classic needs a recap over time to remain power stable and overally stable. So it gives longlivity. There seemms to be general capacitors and power capacitors.
 
  Prob with newer Vamp cores is that they "stress" the system, putting power requirements for limit, so stability of the classic motherboard becomes highly important, way more then when using onboard 68k and OCS/ECS.
 
  Or as more advanced users then I explained "The problem with old electrolytic capacitors is that the electrolyte dries out (which is not visible from outside), which affects the ESR of the cap. Simply put, the cap cannot handle high frequencies as good as it used to. Now, this is not necessarily a problem, but on the other hand it could cause other components failure"
 
  Overall recap services and kits are available from Amiga dealers and service providers, and are not Vamp related.
 
  Example, RetroBench service A500 EXTERNAL LINK   
  A600 users had much more problems, partially solved by new 2.1 A600 Vampire, and partially by recaps


Chris T.

Posts 119
02 Dec 2018 12:14


Dear Vojin, thanks for quick replying. I meant that the Card itself does not have to be recapped. The V600 V2 had to be recapped as it did not run stable with latest core. What About the V500 V2+, I thought this Card do not Need any fixes. The Motherboard is something different, but this is totally new to me. When using core faster than x10, they will not work at all. I used to different psu, one old fashioned, one modern. I used three different Motherboards, Rev. 6, Rev. 8a (A500+). Please help. Thanks


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1719
02 Dec 2018 12:26



Chris T. wrote:

Dear Vojin, thanks for quick replying. I meant that the Card itself does not have to be recapped.

To the best of my knowledge, cards are good.
   
    Its the our  Classic boards that do need a recap job to be stable enough for Vamp (and other modern accels as well).
   
    Yes, that relates to faster and newer cores. Using x10 2.5 core shows Vampire works.
 
    These "capacitor fixes" were avail long before Vamps came to be.
 
    I dont know where from you get an idea that its Vamp cards that need to be recapped? Probably from lack of proper info :-)
 
  General videos:
 
  A500+ recap
  EXTERNAL LINK   
  A600 guide
  EXTERNAL LINK   
  A1200 guide
  EXTERNAL LINK   
  A4000 guide
  EXTERNAL LINK 
 
Allan Versaevel wrote:

  What capacitors are these?  No one really says. Knowledge is power I say.
 
  Thanks in advance.
 

 
  RetroBench lists:
 
  2x 3300uF 25v | 3x 1000uF 16v | 1x 470uF 25v | 6x 100uF 25v | 6x 47uF 50v | 5x 22uF 50v | 2x 10uF 50v
 
  Surely, state of capacitors is individual state of each Classic board.


Chris T.

Posts 119
27 Dec 2018 23:25


After I have set up my System totally new, I must say I am impressed and surprised how well Core 2.11 runs!!! Never was my Card (early V2+ Variant and Needed power fixes) so stable and (almost) EVERYTHING in Coffin R54 works now with a SanDisk 32gb. Even Mac Emu and Warcraft - holy s***!!!. Thank you so much for this god d*** Card and OS!!! You all rock!!
   
    Only as a hint: Even with power fixes, my Card did not run well with earlier cores, IDE Hdd and coffin Version. Only with this combination stable like hell!!!

***Update: Also with a IDE HD it works. The Power fixes really made the card stable.

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