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Posted on 26-Mar-2020 20:00:23
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Joined: 8-Jul-2011
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From: london

after about 5 years i dug out my amiga xe and actually installed 4.1 which i bought a few years back changed coin battery and all seemed fine was wondering if this a list of cards that can be used and is the radeon 9250 still the best card for it
i have not had dma fix on machine was thinking of sata cars and any info on best wifi devices for it

thanks for any help

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Re: amiga xe
Posted on 26-Mar-2020 20:30:52
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9000 Pro should be the fastest, but it may be hard to find one with 128 MB GFX RAM. Any 128 bit R200 card should be fine (if working of course).

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Re: amiga xe
Posted on 27-Mar-2020 19:06:33
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I've always had mixed results with my XE. I've never successfully managed to get any graphics card working in either the AGP or 2x speed PCI slot and usually ended up back with a Radeon 7000 PCI in one of the normal slots.

I've been through quite a few PATA HDs and even a DOM SSD module.

OWB repeatedly hangs up and necessitates a hard reset

I've also got a new PSU just in case!

Recently I discovered that the thermal past needs replacing on the processor and I wonder if that is a big part of the problem.

For wi-fi I use a small wifi range extender/bridge from Vonets, which I then just plug in to the ethernet port.

Last edited by OldAmigan on 27-Mar-2020 at 07:08 PM.

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Re: amiga xe
Posted on 27-Mar-2020 19:26:35
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9250 seems to work fine i am having issues with random freezing when i try and ope an old amiga active cd and i cant seem to register the os 4.1 software will not accept my serial code for some reason

will check thermal paste now you have mentioned it

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Posted on 27-Mar-2020 22:06:29
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It is many years now since I had an XE, but the ThermalTake heatsinks were IIRC attached with a piece of double-sided sticky (heat-conductive) pad.

I seem to remember Alan Redhouse warning that some machines were accidentally assembled without removing the protective tape over the sticky pad. So if the heatsink comes off easily, that could be the problem.

On the other hand, if it won't come off easily, leave it alone.


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