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    Removing FPU

    I got a 2nd hand AmiTek Hawk 8mb ram card with a socket (PLCC? the one in the square case)and a 33mhz crystal.

    Ide like to stick it into my Apollo 1230/50 card.

    What is the safest way to remove the FPU from the card and place into mine?

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    You can get inexpensive chip extraction tools for the job. They usually come in those computer tool kits places like PC world sell for a few pounds.

    Only thing to check is that the Apollo board will accept a FPU running at a difference speed to the CPU.

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    DO I need 50mhz fpu then?
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    Not sure, that's why I said you should check that before going ahead with it. I know that some boards needed the same speed FPU, whereas others didn't. If it does then you might be able to get away with overclocking the FPU by using a faster crystal.

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