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|some CPU's do not like MyIDE
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|Author:||Sysop*Marius [ Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:53 am ]|
|Post subject:||some CPU's do not like MyIDE|
Last week I re-arranged my Atari collection, and I was playing around with MyIDE. I found out that some of my atari computers absolutely did not like the MyIDE.
In the past I found out that atari's with a MISSING RF shield might have more trouble (not because of the RF, but because of the fact the RF shield adds some more grounding mass to the system).
But now I found out a new interesting thing:
Some CPU's (especially the ones with "MEXICO" printed on it) result in very strange behaviour sometimes. I own around 70 atari 8bitters, and around 35 of these do have this MEXICO CPU.
I sure found 14 Atari's with this CPU which resulted in MyIDE trouble. Replacing the CPU with another one, solved the issue.
I knew from the past that these MEXICO CPU's are a pain in the ass. Especially with memory upgrades, and equipment on the parallel bus.
So if you keep having trouble.... you might want to exchange CPU's.
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