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    can't install 8.1

    Also, you might be on top of it, but make sure the drive is properly initialized, before you install, with the correct tool and disk drivers*. With very few exceptions, I've been fine with just the latest version of Drive Setup from that Legacy Recovery CD image, especially since you want to...
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    can't install 8.1

    Out of curiosity, which images have you tried installing from? From experience I know some model-specific discs/images of 8.0 are out there, and often not labeled as such. E.g. the beige "Gossamer" Power Macintosh G3. And even then, if the G3's ROM version didn't match the the media's version...
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    Heatsink for 68040/33 - heat dissipation efficiency?

    FWIW the 040 doesn't generate enough heat to be worrisome (in my view) or even fail under normal operating conditions*. (no heatsink, operational and running benchmarks) The OE heatsink (bar style) you have shown should be just fine. But for maximum cooling, more surface area in the fin stack...
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    PC Compatibility Card in G4 MDD

    And 166s have DRAM soldered on the back side as well (bottom) vs 100 (top) Also, the (Cyrix) 166-C may or may not have socketed VRAM, because I've never managed to find so much as a picture of one, save an eBay listing (which also may or may not have been one…ugh). The Apple Memory Guide shows...
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    Create own 4400 install CD?

    oh, my mistake :/ sorry. I mean, there could be localizations on the disc, but I doubt it.
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    Create own 4400 install CD?

    for 7.6.1 I would recommend either the Motorola StarMax CD or the 7.6 (+7.6.1 update) images on either the Apple Legacy Recovery disc or the Apple Anthology https://www.macintoshrepository.org/24528-starmax-cd I haven't tried this with a 4400 specifically, but since both it and the StarMax...
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    630 motherboard in a 5500

    I would look here and work backwards to see what the pin modifications are. https://powercc.org/takky/ Were the 63x/64x boards' the same as the 575 board's edge connector? If so it will be easy to work backwards from that mod procedure to make sure no pins are crossing. Dimensions might be a...
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    Phase 5 Aptus CPU upgrade for C500

    Yeah! Wild. I actually was going to 3d print one, but even PETG at that thickness wouldn't hold for long :/ Apus was one of the original models (in Europe?) rebranded for the USDM as the C600. Looks like Phase5 (who made the Aptus series of upgrades) was a Germany-based developer of upgrades...
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    Phase 5 Aptus CPU upgrade for C500

    Super low-tech, But also check out Wakefield-Vette's catalog for something to utilize the holes in the PCB. The PowerLogix board pictured didn't have them, so I had to do what I could :/ https://wakefieldthermal.com/content/catalogs/2019_Catalog.pdf
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    Apple /// restoration

    I have nothing of substance to add :) I just want to say this is wonderful and ambitious. Nice work!
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    Powerbase 240 doesn't like cpu accelerators

    Same with my PowerLogix card—PowerBase-specific switch in addition to the bus and multiplier switches. Not sure about the Newertech products, so a manual would definitely help—like you mentioned, there were some made for it in mind, and others they didn't care to include it. I had to scour...
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    chiptripper's finds

    sadness :(
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    Anti-Static Bags

    I just continuity / resistance tested the swath of bags* I have here, and none of them showed continuity … not to say all do or don't, but test yours out and be wise. *Pink, blue, mylar-esque stiffer ones, the line pattern gray ones
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    Anti-Static Bags

    Yeah, I've always just avoided it because of what others—whom I've assumed were more knowledgeable—have told me. Seems there are different types, which makes sense, based on the sheer number of bag appearances. https://www.packagingknowledge.com/Anti_Static_Bags.asp Seems that some are...
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    Ah UPS, Killers of Classics

    Is that single layer the extent of the packing material?! If so, that's most likely NOT UPS' fault. I don't ship Macs, especially compacts, with less that 3" of padding JUST around the thing itself. Like I say, if that's the extent of the bubblewrap, that's not up to par.