January 3rd, 2002, 02:43 PM #1
how do i overclock an old Atari 1040STE
i just found this old thing when cleaning my basement
it uses a motorola 68000CPU@8mhz
and i want to know if there is there any way to OC it ?
i looked under the shell but i cant find any jumpers on the board
January 3rd, 2002, 02:46 PM #2
No offence, but what could you do with it if you were to overclock it that you couldn't do at 8mhz?
January 3rd, 2002, 02:47 PM #3
DUDE!!!!! I bet you could pull a whole 9Mhz out of that bad daddy! Maybe even 10!!!!!!
I'm not up to date though on that hardware though. Just a little to advanced for me
January 3rd, 2002, 02:48 PM #4
hmm nothing really
i just want to see if it can be done
January 3rd, 2002, 02:50 PM #5
January 3rd, 2002, 03:54 PM #6
You can replace the CPU with a 68010 which runs at 10 or 12 Mhz. I did this to my old Amiga 500. There is no way to overclock them though.
I still have my Amiga 3000. That reminds me, I was going to backing up some stuff off of it. I don't trust it's 11 year old Quantum hard drive, but it is more reliable then todays drives.
Last edited by Virus; January 3rd, 2002 at 03:59 PM.
January 3rd, 2002, 03:58 PM #7
mine got recycled for the
screws to put together my amd - which was a tall case from a 386 whatever the were. that was it best use!
January 3rd, 2002, 05:57 PM #8
iguess the performance gain would be pretty minimal
but it would´ve been fun to try it
but maybe this is for the best
the thing still works after almost 13year´s
and maybe it can work a few more year´s if i dont mess with it
January 3rd, 2002, 06:33 PM #9
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The only way to overclock chips of this generation that I'm aware of, was occasionally to replace the clock generator crystals--which accelerated the entire machine."A ship in the harbor is safe--but that's not what ships were made for."
January 4th, 2002, 07:54 AM #10
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I'd say Dputiger just said the only way to do it, the PLL generator on older things like 486's and 386's could be replaced with different crystals with different frequencies, did it to a DX2/66 once, run it at a staggering 80mhz I think it was. I'm not sure what to say about identifing it though.....It'll be encased in a circular metal cover...however I have no idea where u could get a faster replacement though...they aren't exactly easy to come by anymore....especially 8mhz ones
January 4th, 2002, 11:22 AM #11
January 4th, 2002, 11:39 AM #12
I've got an old TI - 99. I wonder if I could OC it? Maybe I could play Pong faster.
January 4th, 2002, 12:04 PM #13
ohh the Apple IIc i had one of those years ago but unfortunaly it passed away back in ´94
i´ve been looking for a new PLL generator but i cant seem to find one that runs at the right speed,so iguess i just have to be satisfied with 8mzh
January 4th, 2002, 12:56 PM #14
Sky, why not just run an Atari emulator on your "modern" box. You get to run the old software w/o the ancient hardware.
January 7th, 2002, 06:23 PM #15
Heh -- you made me forget that I still have an Amiga 500 in the basement! Oh -- and my wife's Coleco ADAM!
January 7th, 2002, 08:20 PM #16
Reminded me that my Atari 1200XL is at my mother's house. Somewhere in the attic. I ought to try and find it. Have plenty of games I still have to play on it.
But my computer time is taken up by my 2 current systems.
January 8th, 2002, 10:25 AM #17
The Amiga 500 was a great computer at it´s time
i remeber playing Quest for glory 2 and X-com UFO enemy unknown on mine,oh boy it was fun back then
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