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Offline ElPolloDiabl

X86 on PCI add on
« on: November 01, 2014, 04:28:40 PM »
Any chance of getting a single board x86 for an OS4 Amiga?

Link here:
http://www.ieiworld.com/product_groups/industrial/content.aspx?keyword=PCIE-Q870-i2&gid=00001000010000000001&cid=08125382788155083144&id=0D178608839370643470
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Offline TeamBlackFox

Re: X86 on PCI add on
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2014, 04:51:55 PM »
Uhh what is the point of this again? You're wanting to take a PowerPC system and add one of these SBCs in and run Windows on the side? This won't work well for a variety of reasons:

OS4 doesn't have Synergy, so you will need to use either a KVM or separate attachments to run this.

Power supplies in those systems aren't going to be able to provide necessary power requirements without upgrade, you're likely to blow a fuse in them or worse short out your system.

If you recall there was talk about adding a raspberry pi to Amigas, the consensus is you're putting a fast computer onto a slow computer in order to keep the old computer on life support.
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Offline spirantho

Re: X86 on PCI add on
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2014, 05:45:45 PM »
You would need to use a KVM, that's true... but why would the power supply be a problem? Most of the NG Amigas have decent power supplies unless they're a Sam440ep or something.

I agree it's a bit pointless, though, without any integration.
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Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: X86 on PCI add on
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2014, 08:49:42 PM »
Quote from: spirantho;776402
I agree it's a bit pointless, though, without any integration.

Never say never, I'm sure someone will figure out a way to do it.  :laugh1:
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Offline eliyahu

Re: X86 on PCI add on
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2014, 10:32:40 PM »
Quote from: TeamBlackFox;776398
OS4 doesn't have Synergy, so you will need to use either a KVM or separate attachments to run this.
it does have a synergy client available, but, yeah integration would be a problem on the software side.

@thread

since this isn't technically about any 'amiga' hardware per se, i'm gonna move the thread to one of the AOS4 forums for now.

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