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Ghaleon
07-18-2006, 05:35 PM
Thinking about trying to overclock a Genesis. Has anything been written for the site about that before? Does it sound like something anyone would be interested in reading about?

Also, does anyone have any experience or any tales they'd be willing to share briefly on the subject?

oneupthextraman
07-18-2006, 06:30 PM
youtube has about three vidoes of over-clocking.
YOu mgiht want to look up that.

ary incorparated
07-19-2006, 06:06 PM
I tried to overclock it and i still only hope it works the switch is broken and it not turned out welfully,but a other try and then i hope it works,search on google for Overclocking megadrive and youlle see a french site doing it.the letters are pressed big so aint hard to miss ,the videos are halfways imprssive not that clear but i think it will help allot.

HetmanTancred
07-19-2006, 09:19 PM
You planning on watching DivX movies on your Genesis or something?

Ghaleon
07-19-2006, 10:58 PM
You planning on watching DivX movies on your Genesis or something?

I'd like to be able to play Lightening Force all the way through with no slowdown....and I'd like to be able to say that I did a 2x overclock on a console! ;-)

ThunderForce
07-19-2006, 11:04 PM
I'd like to be able to play Lightening Force all the way through with no slowdown....and I'd like to be able to say that I did a 2x overclock on a console! ;-)


I don't think it's going to work since if I remember correctly, Lightneing Force will locked up on a overclocked console.

Ghaleon
07-19-2006, 11:28 PM
I don't think it's going to work since if I remember correctly, Lightneing Force will locked up on a overclocked console.

Well, I guess I'll find out. If it doesn't work at 13.4 MHz, I might actually buy a variable oscillator and see if it works at some of the slightly lower settings that still generally boost performance but cause fewer problems, like 12.0 or 10.0 MHz.

Either way, it will be a bit before I can get started but in the meantime comments, suggestions, and even naysaying are welcome! ;-)

Joe Redifer
07-20-2006, 12:41 AM
Be sure to document all of this (with pics, preferably) as you do it for your article!

ary incorparated
07-20-2006, 02:26 PM
I tryd to overclock it too 13,4 megaherts didnt work dunno why i followed the instruction very good,sore,i made the bypas 3 switches and i disconeted the print line i scraped it away with a knife this line is near the red dredd for the switch.

XMARLTONX
07-21-2006, 04:44 PM
I never really thought there was a need to look into overclocking. Just me I suppose.

Genesis Knight
07-21-2006, 04:53 PM
It'd speed up polygonal-based games, FI.

ary incorparated
07-21-2006, 08:22 PM
Hmm the instruction at www.clubic.com or typ in google Overclocking succes for those who want to give it a shot.

j_factor
07-22-2006, 03:14 AM
It'd speed up polygonal-based games, FI.

For what? So you can make Hard Drivin' suck faster?

Genesis Knight
07-22-2006, 11:58 AM
F-22 Interceptor, too. :p

ary incorparated
07-22-2006, 02:45 PM
heheh yes,but you can make sonic 2 cooler,if your good in overclocking you even can make youre genesis a 20 mhz console,hell fast,only then you have to work with the oscilator and maybe some chip edit to cool the genesis,bTW cant a SVP chip be soldered soewhere into the genesis to overclock it that chippy is at least 23MHZ,maybe solder it somewhere before the cartridge slot or figure out hw Vracing drives trought the SVP to know on which places to solder it or whats stuff comes extra,dunno maybe ittl work,making youre genesis a beast,it need water cooling i thin or something inventionally,LOL dunno just expirimenting in my mind.

ThunderForce
07-22-2006, 03:17 PM
Try to learn to overclock the system so you can play Viewpoint without any slowdowns.

ary incorparated
07-22-2006, 05:40 PM
its difficult but im trying its not that simple,i have to find out why and what it does change.

Ash
08-03-2006, 12:53 AM
I would be interested in the article, as well as the 68010 swap.

108 Stars
08-03-2006, 09:39 AM
I would never dare to mess with my beloved Mega Drive...

velvet396
08-08-2006, 04:48 PM
fyi... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu8923lWd9I
the overclock video of sonic 2

ary incorparated
08-10-2006, 08:54 PM
I would never dare to mess with my beloved Mega Drive...

I have like 10 megadrives bought cheaply for 30 euros total so it cant hurt to try it out,it only can hurt another trown away genesis,there are worser things in live,im not going to hell cause i killed a genesis,,i dont want to go to hell for that i didnt do it with purpose i only want it to walk faster by kicking it inventually.

I have still have my megadrive 1+2 plus genesis 1+2+3 and megadrive 1+2 japans so cant go wrong,im never going to scre up a megadrive aggain,im curious about the swap mode,it seems doable soem games even do it,and some games can do 13,4 mhz without the help of the z80,BTW why did EA used the z80 for games like f22 and F17 eagle chopper attack didnt they suck hard enough without the extra processing,damn i can cout like 16 colours in screen max in those game yuck,and that has to offer rotation.

xBino
08-10-2006, 09:25 PM
is it true that MD1 can overlock much better than MD2? If so, why is that?

i heard MD2 can only OC to ~10mhz with any stability

16-bit
08-12-2006, 03:04 PM
I've seen it been done before, but when they played sonic the hedgehog 1, in the green hiill zone waterfalls, there was hundreds of fish, there is a video on youtube that shows it, but I can't find it.

Zebbe
08-12-2006, 04:11 PM
The ring sound is still way after in the overclock video. Why?

xBino
08-13-2006, 06:23 AM
Try to learn to overclock the system so you can play Viewpoint without any slowdowns.

only 12mhz OC needed and viewpoint plays w/o slowdown.

granted... it's much harder w/o slowdown :mad:

Zebbe
08-13-2006, 07:08 AM
Hehe. The slowdown of Thunder Force IV really helps a lot :).

ary incorparated
08-14-2006, 07:58 PM
The ring sound is still way after in the overclock video. Why?

Probably cause the sound processor is modulated at the speed of 7,58 mhz so the z80 is 3,58 hz and stays 3,58 in par with 7,58 so youlle have a glitch,then the sound processor has to be overclocked also if possible.

Boopop
08-16-2006, 09:57 AM
Can someone explain the point of overclocking a console for me? With a computer it makes sense because computers don't all have the same hardware, so the faster the better. But why would you want to overclock a peice of hardware that has software written specifically for it's specifacation?

KillerBean2
08-16-2006, 10:09 AM
I'm just doing it for fun :D

Zebbe
08-16-2006, 12:27 PM
Too eliminate slowdown, mayhaps?

xBino
08-16-2006, 03:25 PM
Can someone explain the point of overclocking a console for me? With a computer it makes sense because computers don't all have the same hardware, so the faster the better. But why would you want to overclock a peice of hardware that has software written specifically for it's specifacation?

A large number of MD and Genesis games are plagued by slowdown whenever the action picks up or sometimes for no apparent reason at all. By increasing clock frequencies, you reduce the bottleneck that occurs at the CPU when a huge number of sprites appear or when you're processing at full load. This allows for a much smoother gameplay and reduces or eliminates slowdown.

Usually, as little as 3mhz will eliminate slowdown in most games. Is it worth it? If slowdown bothers you, than yes! It's an inexpensive mod that can usually be done for around ~$20 or done yourself with a steady hand and solder.

Boopop
08-16-2006, 04:58 PM
Like when on sonic you drop loads of rings and it goes slower....? If this is the case how come emulators do this slowly also?

Genesis Knight
08-16-2006, 05:21 PM
If this is the case how come emulators do this slowly also?

Because emulators copy the hardware as closely as possible?

Boopop
08-16-2006, 07:14 PM
Because emulators copy the hardware as closely as possible?

I guess..... You'd think if overclocking a megadrive eliminates slowdown, developers of emulators might try to emulate an overclocked megadrive.

ary incorparated
08-16-2006, 08:56 PM
Ive seen someone overclocking a genesis to a max of 20mhz thats sick and not just smoother animation but hells fast ive got no problem with the slowdown in TF4 that game asks much so obvious it could do better at the time shenmue was plagued i wasnt irritated,snes there i was irritated how slow it did go.