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    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??

  • #2
    I thought there all compatible, but my knowledge on the subject is not great. Some Neo Geo freak will chime in soon enough.
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    • #3
      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.

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      • #4
        Ive tried Kof 2003, samsho5 etc on the earliest revision with no problems what so ever.

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        • #5
          Berty,
          Can you tell from this shitty picture if it has a socketed BIOS?

          Thanks


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          • #6
            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.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by The Pinny Parlour View Post
              Berty,
              Can you tell from this shitty picture if it has a socketed BIOS?

              Thanks


              nah looks like it is surface mount

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              • #8
                its a MV-1F and its socketed http://www.hardmvs.com/html/MV-1F.htm

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Berty View Post
                  nah looks like it is surface mount
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                  • #10
                    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

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                    • #11
                      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.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DevoDave View Post
                        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.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Arcade King View Post
                          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!)
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DevoDave View Post
                            Definitely socketed.
                            My apologies then, from the pick it looked to be surface mounted. Time to get new glasses me thinks.

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                            • #15
                              So is the photo I provided socketed or pcb mount?
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