reaper89971 Posted November 22, 2021 Share Posted November 22, 2021 ATARI VCS apu upgrade Do not try this yourself as a disclaimer, I had mine done by a professional who does it for a living. I had my Atari VCS professionally reballed and had an a Ryzen 3 3300U soldered into it and it won't work, Witch i was prepared and knew it might not, after dumping 470 $into the project. The fans just spin so the board gets power but it seems there is no firmware on the board. Help!!! anyone out there think they could get me a generic bios on my Atari VCS and get it working for me. With the new APU installed. Confirm Ryzen 3 3300U FT5 BGA 1140 ball 4 cores 4 threads vega 6 graphics, did not work for apu upgrade. If anyone has done this with success leave a post. The best reballer in town did it to who does custom apus for xbox and ps4 and ps3 all the time so i know the bga solder rework is good. I can either buy another Atari VCS or have it reballed and put the old apu back in , both cost about the same. Labor for hand reball without stencil is 300 $ or so. Witch is fine. Anyone else try this with another APU, Maybe having success. Anyone know why the ryzen 3 3300U would not work as a replacement pinout is the same. Its on my board right now. So confirmed if not already the atari vcs is a amd FT5 bga 1140 ball unless they did something special to there apu to make it not work with another other apu. Atari VCS Engineers please chime in and explain if you would why the other apu would not work with the same pinout similiar specs. Thanks in advanced for replies Anyone think about trying this and going bigger think again it might not work. What core is used in the atari vcs. The 3300u uses a picasso core zen + according to cpu world. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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