FuriaEC020 is an accelerator card for Amiga600 computers designed by Boris Krizma (Slovak Amiga HW developer)
It's equipped with a Motorola MC68ec020/33 MHz CPU and Motorola MC68882/40 MHz FPU.
It also has 9.5 megs of fast memory.
The quick access to the memory makes this little card a real monster, as it makes the Amiga more than 10 times faster than the original Amiga600.
The card has also ability to map a kickstart rom into the fast ram, tested are roms 256 kB, 512 kB and also 1024 kB.
The card also supports for Amiga600's IDE port speedup. The card is easily controlled by tool furiatune (written by Martin Kuchinka.
To support inboard PCMCIA port, You need to remove 4 megs of the fast memory by 3 seconds press of Control+Amiga+Amiga.
More information can be found HERE
Included in the package:
* Furia accelerator card - WHITE PCB with FPU
* no fitting poles included
* CPU 68EC020/33 MHz
* FPU 68882
* 9.5MB Fast RAM
* Maprom function
* PCMCIA friendly
* HIGHEST QUALITY PLCC bottom socket - stable and solid FIT (AMPHENOL) - high temp resistant
Frequently asked questions:
Question: After installation of the FuriaEC020 accelerator and turning the A600 on, it won't do anything, display will stay black:
Answer: One of possible causes can be cold link between the accelerator and the A600 cpu. With time, contacts at cpu oxidizes, the cpu is needed to be cleaned up with contact cleaner spray.
Question: After turning Amiga on, Amiga starts to boot from hdd/cf, display will unfortunately stay black, and Amiga will crash:
1. It is highly recomended to replace the A600 capacitors with new ones, as they are long after it's lifetime, and it causes the instability (All A600s are atleast 20 years old.)
2. Simple test : boot from floppy to workbench. If loads, FURIA is OK. Problem is with Your CF CARD
Some CF card does not work, because they are too slow (Kingstone, HAMA or other noname)
Good working ones are Microdrive Hitachi, SanDisk
Also, please keep in mind - new installation system for the A600 is suggested.
Question: My Workbench doesn't work correctly, no programs can be launched, sometimes a software failure message appears:
Answer: There is older rom version in A600, than installed Workbench version on hdd/cf.
Question: System works okay, but I can't run WHDLoad games, after launch a software failure message appears:
Answer: You are using old WHDLoad system, update to WHDLoad v 17.x is required.
Question: Some WHDLoad games after launch freezes, including the display:
Answer: Before execution of the game is required to turn off the Furia's FPU. Enter in shell:
furiatune fpu off reboot
is a simple tool, that handles all the functions of the FuriaEC020 accelerator card. You can download it directly here: furiatune (amiga executable), here is it's source code in assembler, and here is the archive containing both executable and the source code. There is no documentation in the archive, as it's very simple and straight forward.
To install, just copy the furiatune into C: directory in Your system. To setup, just enter in your shell window:
1.> furiatune ?
and You will get list of it's options including a simple description. FuriaTune tool should work under all Amiga systems including AmigaOS 1.0 and is tested upto AmigaOS 3.1.