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Re: Pegasos2 Tips & Tricks

PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:10 am
by smf
I might have firmware 205808153840 available as a file, the problem is finding it because i got it by email and i have no idea what e-mail i was using almost 10 years ago. I'll continue to search this weekend.

Re: Pegasos2 Tips & Tricks

PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:57 pm
by sailorMH
Many thanks, but I am still not sure which firmware is suitable for my motherboard.

There are:
directly on motherboard: Pegasos dual PPC, rev 2B2, 2001-2004 (c) bplan

On first screen (pre-boot):
P/N133-PC1306-01B
..Smart Firmware for Pegasos 2 version 1.2 (20040810112413)

during boot to Morphos:
System: bplan Pegasos 2, rev 2B
CPU: PPC 7457, ver. 0x8002, rev. 0x101

In Linux benchmark tool:
CPU 7447/7457

in AOS:
CPU Motorola MPC 7447/7457 Apollo

This is not fit with numbers on wiki/pegasos, and I dont know which firmware is for my board.
I would rather stay with 1G RAM than danage my old Peg...

Re: Pegasos2 Tips & Tricks

PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:46 pm
by tlosmx
Yes some time is better stay calm and don't do something can broke the machine...


Another tip is : Good Audio Card = Better System Performances
Yes After put on my Pegasos II a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 the machine start gave me a better performance every ware ... example Quake in software rendering Gave me 4/5 fps more and Video decoding make the machine use less the CPU, plus you will enjoy great Surround Audio at 48.000hz and 32 channels with crystal sound .
You can simply find this audio card for 5/7 euros on Ebay ...

Another tip is: Use in productive mode the Radeon 9800pro on Pegasos II

This great card right now on the AmigaOs isn't fully supported but i can say after many tests the performance of it are really incredible.
After installing this card go in Sys:Prefs/Gui and disable 3D acceleration set the system for "performance"...
This Card don't have Composition acceleration enabled , but the most incredible think is the BOOST in the SDL software ...
Compared with 9000pro (the best 3d supported video board right now) you will have and increasing in the SDL software for about 400%...
I tested Mame, Basilisk , Dosbox , Euae jit SDL, Mplayer Sdl
... with Mame SDL you will have the opportunity to play 3d games too without loosing performances (strider2 is great working)
Euae Jit SDL without jit enabled i have 29,7 mips on the emulated amiga
Dosbox run win95 like is native
Basilisk II 1.04 is impressive in full screen running
Mplayer SDL 480p without frame drops..
Quake 1 Sofware rendering 640x480x8 = 155fps (9800pro) 144 (9000pro) 125(9250 128bit) 114(9200)

This card working great with Overlay Mplayer 480p video play and scaling without frame drops

For the 3d software i can suggest download wazp3d on aminet for run great and fast all the Hunoppc ports without problems

Note: my Pegasos2 is 1.266mhz is about 25% more faster of 1ghz machine

Re: Pegasos2 Tips & Tricks

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:46 pm
by mlehto
@tlosmx

Another tip is : Good Audio Card = Better System Performances
Yes After put on my Pegasos II a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 the machine start gave me a better performance every ware ... example Quake in software rendering Gave me 4/5 fps more and Video decoding make the machine use less the CPU, plus you will enjoy great Surround Audio at 48.000hz and 32 channels with crystal sound .
You can simply find this audio card for 5/7 euros on Ebay ...


Intresting ... is reason better card or better driver or both ?

Re: Pegasos2 Tips & Tricks

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:07 pm
by tlosmx
Better Card and better driver, the same is for Sam machine with Pcie Audio Cards

Re: Pegasos2 Tips & Tricks

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:40 pm
by tlosmx
example the couple: the "half complete driver" of 9800pro with Soudblaster Live 5.1! gave me the opportunity for have this great result on my Pegasos2
this because look like the SDL software on the 9800pro look like speed up really incredible

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS6tGxe348U

This specific game show in this video with the same configuration but with internal audio and the Radeon9000 was need skip 1 or 2 frames for become fluid and playable,
now with 9800pro and SBlive i have 100% full speed and no frame skipped

Re: Pegasos2 Tips & Tricks

PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:50 pm
by tlosmx
this are my Pegasos 2 performances with the 9800 pro on gfx bench ... No composite driver on OS4 make the board have a less point but in all the test (no copy mem test) the card result be much faster compared with a radeon 4650 pcie in 2d operations


http://www.hdrlab.org.nz/benchmark/gfxbench2d/OS/AmigaOS/Result/1320

Re: Pegasos2 Tips & Tricks

PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 7:39 pm
by sailorMH
smf wrote:I might have firmware 205808153840 available as a file, the problem is finding it because i got it by email and i have no idea what e-mail i was using almost 10 years ago. I'll continue to search this weekend.


I send am email to Thomas Knäbel from bplan, and he confirmed, that last version of SmartFirmware for my Pegagso II rev. 2B2 is version 1.2 (20040810112413).
He also confirmed that this motherboard is 2G capable, but there was a very limited amount modules which works....
I updated informations on wiki page.
Unfortunately I have to continue testing memory modules to find the right pair....
Do anybody have working Pegasos 2B2 with 2GB ?

Re: Pegasos2 Tips & Tricks

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:32 pm
by tlosmx
Sorry mate but i dont belive too much ... many people try to have 2 gb of ram on B2 and B3 machine but without success ...
Bplan say the Pegasos 2 can support 8gb of ram too...

Re: Pegasos2 Tips & Tricks

PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:10 am
by Prober
And this?

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-1GB-2GB-Memory-Ram-Speicher-fur-Genesi-Pegasos-II-/291045109834?pt=DE_Technik_Computerzubeh%C3%B6r_Arbeitsspeicher&hash=item43c3a3f04a