[time-nuts] A (slightly) different apu2 question

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Thu Nov 17 08:04:59 EST 2016

On Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:24:06 -0800
Jay Grizzard <elfchief-timenuts at lupine.org> wrote:

> On the apu2, this crystal is easily accessible (at least as easy as 
> anything SMD is). Can anyone think of a reason that it wouldn't be 
> feasible to replace this crystal with an external reference, à la the 
> widely known clockblock + Soekris net4501 hack (but with 64x the RAM)? I 
> figure the higher frequency might make it a bit trickier to get the 
> signal to the board intact, but is there any other good reason this 
> wouldn't work?

You should check with Pascal Dornier (the guy behind pc-engines).
He can exactly tell you what would work and what wouldn't.
And he is generally very very helpful.

			Attila Kinali
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the prosperity and technological sophistication in the world is of no 
use without that foundation.
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