Re: Mach64 card at last!

From: Jo Even Skarstein <>
Date: 6 Apr 99 21:54:06 +0000

On Tue, 06 Apr 1999 14:04:26 +0900, Oliver Skelton wrote:

> I took the 12v power for the Nova from the supply to the AB040 cooling
> fan rather than hunt for C110 - first question is is this sensible?

I really don't know, but the Nova draws very little current on the 12v line
so I don't think you'll get into trouble.

> Second - should I make sure the Mach64 (Said to be Graphics Pro Turbo)
> card be grounded - seeing that the metal plate with the port is not

Not necessary, it's grounded through the ISA-interface anyway.

> Actually booting up with the NOVA seems a bit erratic. With no

2.66 has problems on the AB, upgrade to 2.67 ASAP. I had heaps of problems
with 2.66, the most serious one was that it wouldn't initialize the card
at all when booting.

Also, 2.67 will work fine with the copyback-cache enabled, while earlier
versions immediately crash. The copyback-cache increases CPU-performance
with 20-25%.

** Jo Even Skarstein
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