Hi folks, I have two questions about the clock generation in the C64. 1. The source Quartz for the PAL system is 17.73442 Mhz. If I replace this quartz with an 18.000 MHz one, will it work? Theoretically it should but I'm not sure in it. 2. The VIC-II chip needs two input clocks: the color phase clock (this is the 17.7Mhz I mentioned above), and the DOT clock. The 8701 generates both of them, the color clock is the same as the source clock, and the dot clock is the source*2/4.5 rate, which is approx 7.88 Mhz. So more or less the color and the dot clocks are synchronized. My question is: do they absoultely need this sync? I mean that if drive the VIC-II with two independent clock sources, it will work or not? (In theory the color generation is separated from the pixel generation inside the VIC) Does anybody have experiences in these topics? Thanks, Joco Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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