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Patmaster
01-28-2008, 01:21 PM
Here I have a Zed Blade card which has these tiny MX chips on it. I think that the board is legit, but the roms are boots. Or do you think that this is a repaired card?

http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/8352/bild1279ur2.jpg

http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/1674/bild1280nm0.jpg

aluisi
01-28-2008, 01:33 PM
Sorry to say but its a boot. No MX chips were ever used on any MVS game unless its a boot. Now sure what game the boards are from but some one on here can tell you. Even though its a boot I suggest taking some electrical tape and covering the Eprom windows with it.

metallizer
01-28-2008, 02:11 PM
Itīs a boot.

MX chips are some kind of eprom, but I forgot the exact explanation for it.

madman
01-28-2008, 02:20 PM
Those particular MX chips without the windows are flash chips, not EPROMs.

chris1
01-28-2008, 02:29 PM
Boot..

First Zed Blade Boot I've ever seen..

Pas
01-28-2008, 02:39 PM
MX chips are some kind of eprom, but I forgot the exact explanation for it.

The 29 series of MX chips are Flash EEPROMs.

The biggest issue I see is the speed on the S1 chip...its rated at 200ns and may actually be reading faster but 150ns is the max as far as I understood it to work to spec. It may work but if you have problems with that cart you may want to replace your S1 chip with something a little faster. Personaly I keep all my roms at 120ns max and try for around 90-100ns when building homebrew carts.