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  • ACA 500 Plus expansion port compatibility thread

    Just had some experiments with my new ACA500Plus - awesome card, much more usefull than the ACA500.

    I was curious about compatibility, so I've tested it with a number of accelerators to see if they work (at least 2 insertions) - NOTE this was basic boot test, so I didn't check for stability, RAM access etc. simply just to see if the system would boot. Feel free to add your own test results and I'll update the OP to have a rolling list.

    Tested to boot:
    ACA1221(lc)
    ACA1221ec
    ACA1230/56
    ACA1231
    ACA1232 (40mhz)
    Blizzard 1230 128MB
    Blizzard 1260 (75 MHz) 64MB

    Tested, doesn't work:
    BlizzardPPC 060/160
    Microbotics MBX1230XA 50MHz
    GVP 1230 Jaws II+ 50 MHz
    M-Tec 1230 28MHz 8MB
    ACA1232/33
    Apollo 1260
    Apollo 1240
    Vampire
    Blizzard 1220/4

    Inconclusive:
    (works for some not for others)
    Blizzard 1220 4 and 8MB config
    BPPC 333/50 on A1000 (no SCSI)
    E-Matrix 1230-50 (no fast RAM)
    ACA1233-40 (no fast RAM might need ACATune setup)
    Last edited by tbtorro; 11 July 2020, 22:19.
    c?<

  • #2
    B1230 IV confirmed. B1220 worked for me.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by b00mer View Post
      B1230 IV confirmed. B1220 worked for me.
      Thanks! List updated.

      Others: If you see your card already in the confirmed list then probably no need to post..
      c?<

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      • #4
        ACA1230/56 recognised but CF cards corrupted

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fatbob_gb View Post
          ACA1230/56 recognised but CF cards corrupted
          Thanks! I put in the green section as this is just a basic boot test..
          c?<

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          • #6
            Thanks for these testings , I buy my Aca500 plus and cant wait to test it , I think is a great Expansión Card I will Analyze in my youtube channel soon. Cheers! .

            Amiten TV : https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCyJzDn2R36ms2lKjRo3dbEg
            Last edited by hsc; 13 February 2017, 21:16.
            Amiga User&developer Since 1988

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            • #7
              ACA1221ec working great here, however this is also guaranteed from IComp so I guess it is not worth specifying? It is more interesting whether it works with unsupported accelerators, particularly 060 and PPC.
              All variants of ACA1231 and 1232 should also work while some will have success with ACA1230 and others will not, so generally the ACA1230 will not work.
              A1200 (NOS) : 030 33MHz 128MB fast RAM (ACA1232) : Indivision AGA MkII : 8GB CF : RR USB : Ethernet
              A600 #1 : 080 V2 : 128MB fast : 2MB chip : Indivision ECS : 32GB CF : RR USB
              : Ethernet | A600 #2 : 010 : 2MB chip
              A500 : 68000 42MHz : 1MB chip : 8MB fast : 4GB CF | A500+ : 080 V2+ : 128MB fast : 2MB chip : 32GB CF

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              • #8
                Originally posted by demolition View Post
                ACA1221ec working great here, however this is also guaranteed from IComp so I guess it is not worth specifying? It is more interesting whether it works with unsupported accelerators, particularly 060 and PPC.
                All variants of ACA1231 and 1232 should also work while some will have success with ACA1230 and others will not, so generally the ACA1230 will not work.
                Yes, this is also described at icomp wiki - but hey - it doesn't hurt to verify.. 060 as mentioned by me is booting fine in my ACA500Plus
                Last edited by tbtorro; 14 February 2017, 14:57.
                c?<

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                • #9
                  Just tested with ACA1232/33 and it did not work for some reason, although it was supposed to. I just get a black screen. Perhaps this will be fixed and then I will report back here.
                  A1200 (NOS) : 030 33MHz 128MB fast RAM (ACA1232) : Indivision AGA MkII : 8GB CF : RR USB : Ethernet
                  A600 #1 : 080 V2 : 128MB fast : 2MB chip : Indivision ECS : 32GB CF : RR USB
                  : Ethernet | A600 #2 : 010 : 2MB chip
                  A500 : 68000 42MHz : 1MB chip : 8MB fast : 4GB CF | A500+ : 080 V2+ : 128MB fast : 2MB chip : 32GB CF

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by demolition View Post
                    Just tested with ACA1232/33 and it did not work for some reason, although it was supposed to. I just get a black screen. Perhaps this will be fixed and then I will report back here.
                    I'll put this to the no boot section until proven otherwise..
                    c?<

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                    • #11
                      I've had a BPPC 333/50 work on a A1000. It is the combination of a particular BPPC, ACA500 plus and A1000. If I change one component, even another ACA500 plus from the same batch, it doesn't work. That's the part I find most puzzling. I can see it working with some accellerators or host computers but I would think that all ACA500 pluses would work identically.

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                      • #12
                        My Blizzard 1220 4 and 8MB did not work with my aca500 plus neither did my apollo 06 card

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                        • #13
                          I tested my E-Matrix 1230-50 and it will boot without the SIMM RAM and works, but there's no Fast RAM at all, and SysInfo says it's slower than a base A1200, so not much point
                          With the RAM it doesn't boot.

                          Also tested with my ACA1233-40 and it works but by default there's only 1MB Fast RAM available (think it needs the ACATune or whatever software to enable the rest of it). Or maybe it needs some of the other settings on the ACA500+ changed. If anyone knows the correct configuration to enable all of the RAM on the ACA1233 when used with the ACA500+ please let us know

                          Incidentally, when running on an A1200, the ACA1233-40 is around 1000 Dhrystones faster than the E-Matrix 1230-50.
                          In the SysInfo comparisions....
                          ACA1233-40 is 0.5 of the speed of an A4000
                          E-Matrix 1230-50 is 0.4 of the speed of an A4000
                          Last edited by fordav1; 17 July 2017, 23:19.
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                          • #14
                            Update on my BPPC. It seems like the SCSI won't work on any of them attached to the 500 plus. The on board CF works so it's not too great of a loss.

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                            • #15
                              For me:

                              Aca 1231: working.

                              Apollo 1240, no mem no scsi: nothing works

                              Vampire: not working.
                              Last edited by jvdbossc; 28 July 2017, 11:00. Reason: typo
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