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faq [2019/08/06 20:57]
renaudschweingruber_txg59n64 [Technical]
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-====== ​Frequentely ​Asked Questions ======+====== ​Frequently ​Asked Questions ======
  
 Below are commonly asked questions, collected from the [[https://​kiwiirc.com/​client/​irc.freenode.net/?#​apollo-team|IRC]] or our forums. Some questions are not Vampire-related but more about general Amiga knowledge and marked **GAK**, we just found these might be useful for users. Below are commonly asked questions, collected from the [[https://​kiwiirc.com/​client/​irc.freenode.net/?#​apollo-team|IRC]] or our forums. Some questions are not Vampire-related but more about general Amiga knowledge and marked **GAK**, we just found these might be useful for users.
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 ===== Ordering ===== ===== Ordering =====
  
-  *** Q: Where can I buy a Vampire accelerator ?**+  *** Q: Where can I buy a Vampire ​V2 accelerator ?**
     * A: From http://​orders.apollo-accelerators.com or from our authorized resellers :     * A: From http://​orders.apollo-accelerators.com or from our authorized resellers :
       * [[https://​www.amedia-computer.com/​|Amedia Computer France SAS]]       * [[https://​www.amedia-computer.com/​|Amedia Computer France SAS]]
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       * Cyclone 5 A5 with 77k LE and 28nm technology       * Cyclone 5 A5 with 77k LE and 28nm technology
       * 512MB DDR3 RAM       * 512MB DDR3 RAM
-      * FastIDE ​40/44-pin connectors+      * FastIDE 44-pin connectors
       * Digital Video-out up to 720p@60Hz       * Digital Video-out up to 720p@60Hz
       * Dual kickstart-flashrom (for safety)       * Dual kickstart-flashrom (for safety)
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   *** Q: Can I display WHDLoad games through the digital out port ?**   *** Q: Can I display WHDLoad games through the digital out port ?**
-    * A: Not yet but this is planned with GOLD3 core ! We advice you to get a 15kHz capable monitor or a ScanDoubler in the meanwhile. ​+    * A: Not yet but this is planned with GOLD3 core ! We advice you to get a 15kHz capable monitor or a ScanDoubler in the meanwhile. A public Alpha release of GOLD3 core is available [[http://​gold3.apollo-accelerators.com|here]].
  
   *** Q: What ''​RTG''​ resolutions are available right now ?**   *** Q: What ''​RTG''​ resolutions are available right now ?**
-    * A: The driver supports from ''​320x240''​ up to ''​1920x1080'',​ however, the Pixel Clock of the Vampire is limited, so you will need a TV/monitor that can cope with low refresh rates if you want to use large modes (e.g. for 1080p you'll need to run at 24Hz vertical refresh). We recommend using 1280x720 or 960x540 for best Amiga experience.+    * A: The driver supports from ''​320x200''​ up to ''​1920x1080'',​ however, the Pixel Clock of the Vampire is limited, so you will need a TV/monitor that can cope with low refresh rates if you want to use large modes (e.g. for 1080p you'll need to run at 24Hz vertical refresh). We recommend using 1280x720 or 960x540 for best Amiga experience.
  
   *** Q: How many colors can the be displayed in ''​RTG''​ mode ?**   *** Q: How many colors can the be displayed in ''​RTG''​ mode ?**
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   *** Q: Do Vampires have a ''​FPU''​ ?**   *** Q: Do Vampires have a ''​FPU''​ ?**
-    *  A: FPU is available as an hybrid software/​hardware solution since GOLD2.7. More details about it [[fpu|here]].+    *  A: FPU is available as an hybrid software/​hardware solution since GOLD2.7. More details about it [[apollo_core:​fpu|here]].
  
   *** Q: Do Vampires have a ''​MMU''​** ?   *** Q: Do Vampires have a ''​MMU''​** ?
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   *** Q: How do I enable FastIDE on Vampire ?**   *** Q: How do I enable FastIDE on Vampire ?**
-    * A: With VControl tool from the [[https://​wiki.apollo-accelerators.com/​doku.php/​start#​latest_drivers|SAGA Driver Package]] (VControl ID=0, 1, 2 or 3) or with [[http://​aminet.net/​package/​util/​shell/​APoke|APoke]] (Apoke $dd1020 2 $F000).+    * A: With VControl tool from the [[saga:updates|SAGA Driver Package]] (VControl ID=0, 1, 2 or 3) or with [[http://​aminet.net/​package/​util/​shell/​APoke|APoke]] (Apoke $dd1020 2 $F000).
  
 ===== Troubleshooting ===== ===== Troubleshooting =====
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   *** Q: I heard that since GOLD2.7, some FPGAs on Vampire 600 V2 could be too weak to run latest cores and might require a capacitor modification to make it stable. Can you explain ?**   *** Q: I heard that since GOLD2.7, some FPGAs on Vampire 600 V2 could be too weak to run latest cores and might require a capacitor modification to make it stable. Can you explain ?**
     * A: Since GOLD2.7, FPGA is heavily used and some early Vampire 600 V2 showed sign of electrical weakness. To fix it, just solder ''​two 2.5mm 220µF 10V''​ on ''​C3''​ and ''​C6''​ like in [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=rbRryaa0cfQ|this video]]. We recommend help of a professional.     * A: Since GOLD2.7, FPGA is heavily used and some early Vampire 600 V2 showed sign of electrical weakness. To fix it, just solder ''​two 2.5mm 220µF 10V''​ on ''​C3''​ and ''​C6''​ like in [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=rbRryaa0cfQ|this video]]. We recommend help of a professional.
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 +  *** Q: I am getting noise / snow when using high resolutions on my monitor / TV.**
 +    * A: Try using a "​**digital video repeater/​amplifier**"​ like [[https://​www.amazon.com/​COWEEN-Repeater-Amplifier-Extender-Transmission/​dp/​B01GHL72XS|this one]].
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