Taito Type X
|Taito Type X/X+|
|CPU||Intel Celeron 2.5 GHz, 400 MHz FSB (Upgradeable)|
|GPU||Various ATI Cards|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows XP Embedded|
|Sound||AC'97 onboard 6 channel audio|
|Predecessor||Taito Type Zero|
|Successor||Taito Type X²|
Details about the hardware
CPU is Socket 478 (mPGA478B)
- 330 x 250 x 130mm
- The mounting tabs on the 250mm sides are 160mm long and protrude 15mm.
ATI, 2 Connectors, HD15(VGA) and DVI. HD15 connector is 15kHz only. DVI connector also carries analog signals, so to connect to a 31kHz CRT - use a DVI-to-VGA adapter.
AC Input 100-127V~,50/60Hz 6.0A 200-240V~,50/60Hz 3.0A DC Output +3.3V / 17.0A +5.0V / 13.0A +12.0V / 14.0A -12.0V / 0.3A +5.0Vsb/ 2.0A Total 220W MAX
It has a rather beefy fan, Protechnic Magic MGA8012HS, specs: 12V 80x80x25mm, 2wire, Airflow 38.27 CFM, Speed 3000 RPM, Noise 29 dB(A). This fan has the "sticker" facing into the PSU.
Power supply can be switched between 110/220v.
Case fan is a [Protechnic] Magic MGT8012MB-O25, spec from manufacturer: 12V 80x80x25mm, 3wire, Airflow CFM 30.81, Speed 2500 RPM, Noise 30.6 dB(A). Cable length is 20cm.
CPU Fan is a Protechnic Magic MGT7012XB-O25, specs: 12V, 70x70x25mm, 3wire, Airflow 34.69 CFM, Speed 4200 RPM, Noise 38.2 dB(A)
Taito Type X+
Taito Type X+ is a Type X motherboard with a better CPU, Video and PCI sound card. Regular TypeX HDD's and dongles are compatible provided you have the same video card - the PCI sound card is ignored for onboard sound.
To access the BIOS menu, and then be greeted by a password prompt, the key sequence is CTRL+ALT+F9. Clearing the CMOS memory with jumper, or removing the battery does not remove password prompt.
The battery is CR2450, desoldering is required to remove it. With dead/missing battery the bios halts during POST, and you need a (PS2) keyboard to press F1 to continue.
The motherboard can NOT boot operating systems from normal PC's, probably some MBR or partition table stuff that is shifted around a bit, i.e. troubleshooting by connecting a HDD from a PC will not work.
The motherboard has SATA connectors, and while the games originally were shipped on IDE type drives, sata works too. Games like Raiden IV needs a 7200RPM drive and will "stutter" if a 5400RPM drive is used.