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  • I'm figuring its my cheapo 68-pin to 50-pin adapter that dont work. The drives power ul but never show on the scsi bus.
    Used my Powerbase to wipe my 460s old scsi drive to drop a copy of 9.1 on there. I know my two 128MB DIMMs work now.
    Does 8.6 have a smaller memory footprint than 9.1?
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    It's supposed to, but IME they're not that different and just enough stuff would really rather be on 9.1 than 8.6 anyway, and if you're on a machine that runs 9.1 poorly, 7.6.1 or 8.1 will likely be that much better, so it sort of depends on what machine/configuration you want or have.

    As ever, my recommendation is to give it a go and see how it works on your machiens with your software!
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    Oh 9.1 and probably 9.2 would work dandy on my Powerbase. I was wanting to playsome Diablo 2 and it needs 128MB free, if i remember right. I think I user virtual memory in the olden days to get there. I went through and disabled some unnecessary extensions and suchbut it made little difference.
    I truly hate whoever designed the 8500 case. I cant imagine the mind of someone who looked at it and said "Yep, thats how you make a case".
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    No joke, I got pissed off trying to fit it in there again.
    Got a hold of the 18GB Cheetah 68pin drive to use in my 8500
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    Waiting on my two 128MB DIMMs now. The dude lives a state over too. Still hasnt shipped after several days 😡
    My short lived idea of using a 5 pci riser from a Starmax died. I had hoped Tanzania boards all used the same slot, for some reason.
    Oh, having a disk in the DVD rom while starting up causes the extension to crash the compooter
    Got the Powerbase to boot with the original 200MHz 603ev card
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    Started brainstorming trying to imagine what happened. Finally pulled that Dell ATX power supply and the 24-pin extension and threw the mini-itx power supply in there. BAM! Everything works fine again, full 400MHz at 45MHz.
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