Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: GVP G-Force 030 with super hacks

  1. #1
    VIP
    Amibayer!
    SpeedGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Country
    USA
    Region:
    Wisconsin
    Age
    57
    Posts
    965
    Feedback
    22 (100%)

    Lightbulb GVP G-Force 030 with super hacks

    Hello guys,

    Here is my G-Force 030 with super hacks:

    Hack one: 36MB Fast RAM (Theoretical max. is 52MB!)
    Thanks to tbtorro for the GVP 16MB PCBs!

    Hack two: 54.2 MHz overclocking
    The faster accelerator card is the better accelerator card!

    Yes, it's all possible!*

    *Note: There is a difference between what's possible and what will become available. Such matters are completely out of my hands.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails GF030_OSC.jpg   GVP_16MB_PCBs.jpg   GF030_36MB.PNG   GF030_54AIBB1.PNG   GF030_54AIBB2.PNG  

    Attached Files Attached Files

  2. #2
    I Hope So For Your Sake Commodore Amibayer! tbtorro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Country
    Denmark
    Region:
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    6,813
    Feedback
    1056 (100%)

    Default

    Would be nice to know how the fast RAM hack works..
    cє<

  3. #3
    VIP
    Amibayer!
    SpeedGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Country
    USA
    Region:
    Wisconsin
    Age
    57
    Posts
    965
    Feedback
    22 (100%)

    Default

    @tbtorro

    The Fast RAM hack requires at least 2 PALs to be replaced (U34 and U37). Currently, there is a pending proposal for a 3 PLD upgrade kit. This includes a new U35 which would also update the Auto-config function.
    Last edited by SpeedGeek; 7th September 2019 at 21:57.

  4. #4
    I Hope So For Your Sake Commodore Amibayer! tbtorro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Country
    Denmark
    Region:
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    6,813
    Feedback
    1056 (100%)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedGeek View Post
    @tbtorro

    The Fast RAM hack requires at least 2 PALs to be replaced (U34 and U37). Currently, there is a pending proposal for a 3 PLD upgrade kit. This includes a new U35 which would also update the Auto-config function.
    Hm, sounds interesting but what does "a pending proposal" mean? Will the PLD content be available somewhere?
    cє<

  5. #5
    VIP
    Amibayer!
    SpeedGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Country
    USA
    Region:
    Wisconsin
    Age
    57
    Posts
    965
    Feedback
    22 (100%)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tbtorro View Post
    Hm, sounds interesting but what does "a pending proposal" mean? Will the PLD content be available somewhere?
    It means a proposal for an official GVP-m 3 PLD upgrade kit is pending approval from the Big Boss of GVP-m. However, I can't answer your next question for reasons I've already explained in post #1.

  6. #6
    I Hope So For Your Sake Commodore Amibayer! tbtorro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Country
    Denmark
    Region:
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    6,813
    Feedback
    1056 (100%)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedGeek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tbtorro View Post
    Hm, sounds interesting but what does "a pending proposal" mean? Will the PLD content be available somewhere?
    It means a proposal for an official GVP-m 3 PLD upgrade kit is pending approval from the Big Boss of GVP-m. However, I can't answer your next question for reasons I've already explained in post #1.
    I see, let's hope something will come out of it.
    Last edited by tbtorro; 9th September 2019 at 09:04.
    cє<

  7. #7
    dalek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Country
    Australia
    Region:
    NSW
    Posts
    145
    Feedback
    19 (100%)

    Default

    Any progress on this? Would love some more speed and RAM.

  8. #8
    VIP
    Amibayer!
    SpeedGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Country
    USA
    Region:
    Wisconsin
    Age
    57
    Posts
    965
    Feedback
    22 (100%)

    Default

    AFAIK thebajaguy has been authorized to make a G-Force 030 memory upgrade kit available but the details of this are still WIP. You should wait for his announcement on the details.

    Regarding more speed, it's unlikely that an overclocking kit will ever be available since it is a much more technically complex hack (He already has some reservations about the much simpler hack required for the memory upgrade kit).

    P.S. There is still good potential for 40 MHz users to upgrade to 50 MHz.
    Last edited by SpeedGeek; 14th May 2020 at 14:15.

Similar Threads

  1. 2MB Chip Upgrade: Hacks and Ideas
    By AndyLandy in forum AmiOracle
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 24th December 2011, 20:16

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •