Taito Type X

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Taito Type X/X+
Manufacturer Taito
Year June 2004
Media HDD
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
Resolution 31k /720p
Wiring Standard JVS
Predecessor Taito Type Zero
Successor Taito Type X²

Details about the hardware

CPU is Socket 478 (mPGA478B)

Case dimensions

  • 330 x 250 x 130mm
  • The mounting tabs on the 250mm sides are 160mm long and protrude 15mm.

Control board

Taito type x control board.jpg

Graphics Card

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.

Power Supply

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.

System Fans

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.

Other stuff

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.