ATARI Falcon030 powerup

In the following weeks i’m going to aquire an ATARI Falcon030. The Falcon030 is the very last ATARI Computer and was released in 1992. It features a Motorola 68030 CPU running at 16 Mhz and a maximum of 14 MB RAM.

For modern tasks like browsing the net or something similar, the Falcon030 is not powerful enough.

Since 2003, Rudolphe Czuba offers a Falcon Booster – the CT60 and a successor, the CT63. It comes with a 68060 Processor, that can be run up to 100 MHz and a modern SD-RAM slot. The CT63 can be plugged onto the Falcon’s bus slot without any soldering and is stands for the top of all Falcon enhancements ever produced.

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My order for a CT63 is done and i’ am eager to get it in march. Then i will post some more experiences with the new Speed-Up Card. The main goal will be to get the Falcon running smoothly with network access, so that it can be used for E-Mailing, IRC, Browsing, SSH and other stuff.

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