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JDW

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About JDW

  • Birthday 02/25/1971

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    Aichi-ken, Japan
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    Church, family, travel around Japan, Mac computing, graphic design, web design, photography, videography, Newton 2100 PDA, System 6 fun on an SE/30

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  1. JDW

    Daystar Universal PowerCache P33 in SE/30

    I have the original green version TS Adapter: https://www.flickr.com/photos/66071596@N00/2406632009/in/album-72157633873937322/ I would be willing to ship it to you at my cost so long as you ship it back at your cost. But now that I think about it, maybe I should ship you my Daystar Turbo040 too so you can have a look? We never came to a resolution in the following thread: Let me know.
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    Daystar Universal PowerCache P33 in SE/30

    8.83 isn't too much under 9.4, but it's clear that because you get the same exact scores regardless of the Control Panel setting that something is wrong in the hardware, with that card and adapter combo not being compatible with the SE/30. Being "not compatible" doesn't mean it won't work, but it's clear the performance gain isn't there, although you would get a gain over the stock SE/30 configuration. The problem I am having is with lockups. While running those benchmarks for you, I actually had more than one lockup. It seems to occur as the system heats up, and this socketed accelerator really heats up, let me tell you. (It can't be the analog board or PSU or motherboard capacitors, because all 3 are recapped.) Have you contacted Manabu Sakai of ARTMIX to ask about compatibility with his TS Adapter and your card? If not, please ask him. His English isn't perfect, but he can surely understand that question. Just be sure to state which TS adapter version you have so he isn't confused about that. Use simple English sentences and you should get a reasonably good response from him.
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    Daystar Universal PowerCache P33 in SE/30

    OK. Below are my Speedometer 3 benchmark files (one file is v1.5.1 .sit and the other is the same .sit file but subsequently Binary encoded), with each benchmark saved in its own file. When you view the filenames, please note: PC = PowerCache PM = PowerMath EPM = Enhanced PowerMath Speedometer3_JDW.sit Speedometer3_JDW.sit.bin Let me know if the SIT file is usable as-is. Not sure if Binary encoded is needed when uploaded to this forum.
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    Daystar Universal PowerCache P33 in SE/30

    Thank you for the photos. Do you have the original documentation for it? I'm curious if Daystar officially says it will work properly in the SE/30, or if it is intended only for the IIci.
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    Daystar Universal PowerCache P33 in SE/30

    Speedometer 3 test variations are these: PowerCache On, PowerMath On PowerCache Off, PowerMath On PowerCache On, PowerMath Off PowerCache Off, PowerMath Off (same as if PowerCache control panel not loaded at boot time) PowerCache On, Enhanced PowerMath On PowerCache Off, Enhanced PowerMath On Hold down Option & CMD keys while clicking on the PowerMatch switch in the control panel to enable Enhanced PowerMath, which will then be shown by "PowerMath" being underlined. With PowerCache OFF I get about 9.5 in Speedometer, and with PowerCache ON I get 13.7. And yes, I do see a boost in FPU performance for some operations with Enhanced PowerMath ON versus regular PowerMath ON. I am still building Speedometer 3 Machine Records for you, which I will post in SIT format for you in a few days (sorry, I'm quite busy the next few days). My disk tests will be slow because I booted off my FloppyEMU. I even got a "FATAL ERROR" display on the FloppyEMU just now during disk testing for some unknown reason. Anyway, I used my Micron Xceed Grayscale adapter to complete all the video tests. In monochrome mode though, the Color30HR is only as fast as stock graphics. I look forwarding to seeing your photos.
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    Daystar Universal PowerCache P33 in SE/30

    Please post a nice photo of the FRONT and BACK of that PDS slot adapter. I've not seen one before. I've only scanned a photo of the Daystar version here: You also are forgetting the need to benchmark ENHANCED PowerMath, which I mention in the following thread (which I will benchmark for you later):
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    Daystar Universal PowerCache P33 in SE/30

    I have the original TS Adapter, photos of which you can see here: https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=66071596%40N00&sort=date-taken-desc&text=twinspark&view_all=1
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    Daystar Universal PowerCache P33 in SE/30

    Your Speedometer 3 performance score of 9 is about what I get with my CPU-socketed version Daystar PowerCache 50 MHz accelerator when the Power Central control panel is NOT loaded at boot time. And by “socketed” I mean my accelerator connects to the CPU socket on the motherboard, and no Artmix adapter is required. Low or unstable voltage should not have any affect on whether the cash is activated or deactivated. If anything, unstable voltage causes freezes. What version is your Artmix adapter? I would say that part of the equation is suspect. Have you contacted Manabu Sakai of ARTMIX about this problem?
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    SE/30 Recurring Freeze at Cold Boot

    I put my Micron Xceed Grayscale adapter (yoke board) and Color30HR PDS card back in using my spare Analog Board and tested for well over an hour. No horizontal jitter. So it's clear the jitter came from my other analog board, even though it was recapped at the same time and with the same capacitors as this other analog board which has no jitter. I also swapped the flyback on that other analog board (the one with the jitter), so I'm curious as to what component on the board it could be causing the jitter. As to the freezes I've been getting, those continue even with the new analog board. I've not yet moved back to the stock ROM since it too me a while to secure my ROMinator II MEGA in this motherboard. But since the motherboard is recapped along with the SONY PSU, it must be either the ROM or the socketed Daystar 50MHz 030 PowerCache accelerator causing the freezing. Even so, when the freeze happens, I can then shutdown for 20 seconds, then flip power ON and it won't freeze after that, so long as I keep the machine ON. It's a crazy problem.
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    Micron Xceed Color 30 fail

    I put my Micron Xceed Grayscale adapter (yoke board) and Color30HR PDS card back in using my spare Analog Board and tested for well over an hour. No horizontal jitter. So it's clear the jitter came from my other analog board, even though it was recapped at the same time and with the same capacitors as this other analog board which has no jitter. I also swapped the flyback on that other analog board (the one with the jitter), so I'm curious as to what component on the board it could be causing the jitter. As to the freezes I've been getting, those continue even with the new analog board. I've not yet moved back to the stock ROM since it too me a while to secure my ROMinator II MEGA in this motherboard. But since the motherboard is recapped along with the SONY PSU, it must be either the ROM or the socketed Daystar 50MHz 030 PowerCache accelerator causing the freezing. Even so, when the freeze happens, I can then shutdown for 20 seconds, then flip power ON and it won't freeze after that, so long as I keep the machine ON. It's a crazy problem.
  11. JDW

    Daystar Universal PowerCache P33 in SE/30

    Version 2.2 of Power Central is here: http://lowendmac.com/daystar/download/software/upgrades_68030/soft_powercache030.hqx
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    SE/30 Recurring Freeze at Cold Boot

    Thank you for the replies. I have another Analog Board that was recapped by me at the same time as my existing Analog Board was recapped, using the same capacitors. I swapped it out and tested last night. I got the cold boot freeze even with that Analog Board, but I didn't see the horizontal jitter. Even so, I don't always see the jitter with my stock yoke board, so tonight I intend to put my Micron Xceed PDS video card and Xceed grayscale yoke adapter board back in a test if I get the jitter. If I don't get jitter, then it was clearly the Analog Board as being the source of that problem, but then the question becomes: WHAT in particular on the Analog Board would cause horizontal jitter? As I said before, I recapped that Analog Board AND replaced the flyback transformer too, which is a topic I presented in my Analog Board recapping video on YouTube.
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    SE/30 Recurring Freeze at Cold Boot

    @K Trueno Thank you for sharing your experience. But your question is the same as mine. HOW DO WE FIX IT? Seems odd it would be on the motherboard though, especially one that has been recapped like my case. (My analog board and SONY PSU are recapped too.)
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    Micron Xceed Color 30 fail

    Please define "tone back" and "unnecessary." If you mean you aren't thrilled by my being tongue-in-cheek provocative, that's fine. I've been in forums and in BBS's since the 1980's and one thing I find true is that being provacative pisses some people off but it always gets folks to participate in the end, ultimately leading to useful information that betters the community as a whole. And let's face it, we do this for a hobby and sometimes we don't pay attention very well. Feisty comments attract attention even more than YouTube videos do, apparently. Ultimately, I'm looking for a solution which can not only benefit me but whomever else has the same problem in the future, as per the fact that the words are written in an open forum. And toward that end, if you have any specific thoughts to share, such would be very welcomed and helpful, @Byrd! But even if you don't have any help to offer, thanks for posting and letting me know you're following the conversation!
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    Micron Xceed Color 30 fail

    Thank you for the reply, @Crutch. Even though you can't help me, your reply shows people still participate in this forum! I must admit, the lack of replies does get me depressed. Hopefully, someone knowledgeable will be able to shed some light on what possibly is going on. Thanks.
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