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Programming a saber with a Pentium 3

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KD0NDO

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I have a p3 that is 50mhz with 64mb of ram. if i boot in dos will i be safe to program this radio with out frying the code plug? do i need to disable the cache?


thank you, i do have a old 386 that i have access to use but this computer is more convenient
 

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ok i was wondering because everyone is like 386 50 MHZ OR LESS DISABLE CACHE everyone makes a huge deal about it and dont want to brick my new radio
 

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You can build a new default codeplug with the saber software so there is no real risk of bricking it.
 

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ok but from what i have herd is that with newer processors they wright too fast and that is whats bricks them. so it would not matter what codeplug it is? also, did you disable the cache? what processor do you have?

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