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con
20th November 2006, 12:29 PM
Hello people,

i am considering purchasing single slot a neo geo motherboard. From what i understand there are several
revisions of these boards, which makes it all the more confusing.

Which revision is compatable with newer carts??

The Pinny Parlour
20th November 2006, 12:33 PM
I thought there all compatible, but my knowledge on the subject is not great. Some Neo Geo freak will chime in soon enough.

Berty
20th November 2006, 12:45 PM
I have heard confilciting stories on this subject. I have heard that the older MV-1A has issues with new carts, but then i have heard MV-1A owners say otherwise. My advice would be to gran any neo geo motherboard with a socketed bios. That was you can use the unibios and have 100% compatability with any board.

cavanor
20th November 2006, 01:04 PM
Ive tried Kof 2003, samsho5 etc on the earliest revision with no problems what so ever.

The Pinny Parlour
20th November 2006, 01:09 PM
Berty,
Can you tell from this shitty picture if it has a socketed BIOS?

Thanks


http://www.thepinnyparlour.com/images/neogeomb.jpg

XiTaU
20th November 2006, 01:33 PM
All boards work with all carts unless faulty some multislot boards can be fussy but with a 1 slot you'll be fine. If you need to know anything about mvs i recommend giving http://www.hardmvs.com/ a try and if not the people on neo-geo.com forums are very helpful.

Berty
20th November 2006, 01:58 PM
Berty,
Can you tell from this shitty picture if it has a socketed BIOS?

Thanks


http://www.thepinnyparlour.com/images/neogeomb.jpg

nah looks like it is surface mount

XiTaU
20th November 2006, 02:03 PM
its a MV-1F and its socketed http://www.hardmvs.com/html/MV-1F.htm

The Pinny Parlour
20th November 2006, 07:26 PM
nah looks like it is surface mount

Thanks Luke, :023:

XiTaU
20th November 2006, 10:42 PM
maybe i should state that if it is a surface mount it goes against any mvs board ever designed so im going with socket mounted

DevoDave
20th November 2006, 10:52 PM
Definitely socketed.

Note that the BIOS chip is a 40-pin mutha'. You need a decent programmer to burn 'em.

(I purchased an Xeltek SuperPro on ebay for just that reason)

The UniBios available from http://unibios.free.fr/ has recently been updated to version 2.3, but you can download version 2.2 for free from the same site.

Arcade King
21st November 2006, 06:20 AM
Definitely socketed.

Note that the BIOS chip is a 40-pin mutha'. You need a decent programmer to burn 'em.

(I purchased an Xeltek SuperPro on ebay for just that reason)

The UniBios available from http://unibios.free.fr/ has recently been updated to version 2.3, but you can download version 2.2 for free from the same site.

They are not that special, even a cheap o Willem Programmer can do them with a adapter.

DevoDave
21st November 2006, 08:05 AM
They are not that special, even a cheap o Willem Programmer can do them with a adapter.

Agreed, but it is still something to be aware of (and those adapters are just a cludge. Every home should have a decent programmer!)

Berty
21st November 2006, 09:25 AM
Definitely socketed.


My apologies then, from the pick it looked to be surface mounted. Time to get new glasses me thinks. :cool:

The Pinny Parlour
21st November 2006, 11:05 AM
So is the photo I provided socketed or pcb mount?

XiTaU
21st November 2006, 11:37 AM
its a socketed MV-1F board http://www.hardmvs.com/html/MV-1F.htm

Dan
21st November 2006, 11:40 AM
So is the photo I provided socketed or pcb mount?

its hard to tell from the pic, all the boards like that i have seen have a socket for the bios. I have heard about some that have the bios chip soldered in.

XiTaU
21st November 2006, 01:31 PM
only 2 had the chip soldered in and they were the MV-1b and MV-1c and neither had joystick ports or exposed bioses you need to take the case off to expose it.