the story is longer than it seems. Bottom line: the Phoenix board was o.k.
There was one bigger issue. Plus, two flaws were bugging me.
First, the machine would randomly stop booting. It just wouldn’t start. I eventually knew where to wiggle a certain connector and then it would work.
Second, Ethernet was unreliable. After some MB it would freeze. Which was annoying. Amiga Explorer would refuse to work via Ethetnet.
That was tolerable until the internal floppy broke and wasn’t working any more.
Once the machine had to be opened anyways Drygol (from retrohax) and I were like ‚WTF‘ and were going to max out the machine.
We will now push our new project. Could be that it ends up more impressive than even the Phoenix. Let’s see.
I can imagine putting the Phoenix back together after that and see if maybe we can do something about some of the issues from above. The floppy at least works again
So if the booting issues can be resolved I think I could live with an unstable Ethernet, for example.