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RobertB
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« on: October 18, 2016, 07:27:56 AM »

     I was thinking of bringing the AmigaOne XE G4 again, this time with OS 4.1 Final Edition installed and a newish Radeon 9700 video board in the case.  Hopefully, by the time of the meeting, I will have the Enhancer Software Pack installed in the system, too.

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 09:52:00 AM »

...this time with OS 4.1 Final Edition installed and a newish Radeon 9700 video board in the case.  Hopefully, by the time of the meeting, I will have the Enhancer Software Pack installed in the system, too.
     Oh-oh, the minimum requirements for the Enhancer Software Pack require a Radeon HD video card, not the Radeon 9700 board.  I looked at

http://hdrlab.org.nz/projects/amiga-os-4-projects/radeonhd-driver/radeonhd-card-recommendations-for-amigaos-4-x/

and Hans de Ruiter, who works on the Radeon HD drivers for OS 4.1, recommends a Radeon HD 4350 PCI card for my AmigaOne XE.  Fortunately, the card is only about $34.

          Looks like the 9700 is coming out,
          Robert Bernardo
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2016, 07:53:07 AM »

...Hans de Ruiter, who works on the Radeon HD drivers for OS 4.1, recommends a Radeon HD 4350 PCI card for my AmigaOne XE.  Fortunately, the card is only about $34.
     After re-reading his article, I decided that the 4350 was not good enough.  I followed his advice and have ordered a PCI-to-PCIe bridge card and a Sapphire Radeon HD 4650 low-profile card.  The 4650 is 4 to 8 times more powerful than the 4350.  The bridge card and the 4650 bring the cost up to $93.

          Crossing my fingers that the combo will work,
          Robert Bernardo
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2016, 11:12:36 AM »

     The Radeon 4650 has arrived.  I'm still waiting for the bridge card to come in from China.

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          Robert Bernardo
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