I do have a 6500/225 motherboard that I use in the 6360, so I can check both cards in both motherboards.
The heat sink on my 6500/225 board is pretty low profile, here’s what it looks like with a two port USB PCI card:I've got a 6400 board stuffed into a 6200, but what I found is that the 1 slot riser from a 6360 collides with the 6400's stock heat sink. I was wondering if you run into a similar issue with your 6500 board? Maybe the 6500 has a shorter heat sink?
Which pads? The ones next to the cache slot look like they have a “ROM” silkscreen label. There are some on the bottom too though.I keep wanting to populate the RAM pads on the 6500 board and see if the memory can be boosted above 128...
It uses a weird package for the RAM chips, though.
The heat sink on my 6500/225 board is pretty low profile, here’s what it looks like with a two port USB PCI card:
Is there a difference in 603 generation that would affect relative heat generated between a 6400/200 and 6500/225? I think I read somewhere the the 6500 series got up to 300Mhz because is used a newer 603ev chip that was a die shrink that would generate less heat. i.e. Would a 6400/200 603e generate more heat than a 6500/225 and not be cool with a smaller heat sink? I googled and found a picture of a 6500/275 motherboard and it has a fan, not sure if it would clear the single PCI slot riser from the 6360.Thanks for the picture! That's really interesting. I am going to try and find a suitable replacement for mine now... concern was that the 6400/200 that I have needed that particular taller heatsink for some reason, but yours looks nice/short and most importantly, adequate!
Which pads? The ones next to the cache slot look like they have a “ROM” silkscreen label. There are some on the bottom too though.
So I got to testing my ”new” Orange Micro FireWire/USB PCI card compared to an ADS FireWire/USB 2.0 PCI card in my Performa 6360 chassis (Mac OS 8.6 hard drive) with two motherboards:Please post back your results! I'll try mine again some time, it was a few years since last tested, but I got nowhere.