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Restoring a Quadra 700 (warning: photo heavy)

MacKilRoy

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By doing oscillator swap - have you run any other issues?
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A Quadra 700 which has been clocked differently than it’s stock clock speed will fail to run Apple A/UX operating system. Generally that would be the only drawback.

I believe overclocking it changes the returned Gestalt value, resulting in some oddities like described above. There may be other issues relating to booting or installing certain Mac OS versions as a result.
 

jessenator

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By doing oscillator swap - have you run any other issues?
Thankfully the biggest issue with everyday operations on a Q700 is just overclocking too much. 33 was my limit before losing features, system stability, but your mileage may vary.

I can't speak to A/UX in depth. I managed to get version 3 completely installed on mine, however I was unable to keep it running after several bootings due to a degenerative spinning HDD malady. I'll be happy to proven wrong with other examples, as I'm simply one witness.

The Gestalt ID problem is more a concern for 040 Macs where a) board resistors' effects on gestalt and frequency/driver value are interconnected (475/605) and b) where board resistors change the gestalt only, but that in turn changes memory timings from ROM and prevents POSTing or booting at higher frequencies (650/800)

I haven't looked into the 63x/64x Macs, but they appear to follow a derivative process that of the 475/605.

MacKilroy is correct though, that these unused gestalt IDs fail in operations where the system enabler doesn't have those IDs.

The gestalt does not change on a 700, as far as I've used it.
 
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