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  2. Bolle

    Multiprocessor SE/30!

    I don't think you can enable/disable the Turbo 040 in software.
  3. olePigeon

    Multiprocessor SE/30!

    @Trash80toHP_Mini I think so.
  4. Hi Everyone, I am trying to enable MacSSH on my SE/30 so I can use it as a terminal! I'm running OS 7.1 so need some extras. I've added the Thread Manager extension, "upgraded" the HD with Apple HD SC Setup (whatever that means), and then enabled 10M of Virtual Memory per But now, I get chimes of death!! Can I disable virtual memory at boot time, or is my SE/30 an ex-SE/30? :s Cheers, andy
  5. Unfortunately, caps are not supplied with an expiration date written all over them, they have probably failed already or on their last legs. the Classic is by far the easiest logic board to deal, with only a handfull of capacitors. You can clean the board to remove as much as goo as possible in the first place.
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  7. Cory5412

    Performa 5320: what clock speed?

    . Aha, forgot that detail, thank you. Notably, these issues would also be present on the Performa 630 series, as well, since the 6200 was built pretty much by adding a 603 to the existing architecture. It's easy to find the developer notes Apple published for each machine and verify this in the block diagram. A good bit of information to accompany this part of your article-or-articles (and, a good exercise for you if you haven't done it) would be to look at the block diagram for the machines. As Taylor Design noted, the setup in the 6200 is pretty much what a modern northbridge/southbridge looks like, so it wouldn't surprise me if a newer machine mirrored that, despite switching out almost all of the relevant components. It's been a while since I looked, however, I'll see if I can make itme to do that later today.
  8. SGI built their own GPUs for the O2, Octane, and the VW320/540 which were their machines paired with the 1600SW. On the Mac, a Number 9 Revolution was often used, and a few different cards (but mainly that one) were used on commodity PCs. SGI (and also Formac if I remember correctly) had what was called the multi-link adapter, which adapted from regular DVI to DFP. Unless I'm reading the spec wrong -- it's possible I am and that DFP was on the MLA and not on the 1600SW itself. Oh yeah -- Compaq was honestly one of the PC OEMs to give IBM the best run for their money, their laptops tended to be on point and set up well, plus they'd acquired DIGITAL and were doing more or less a reasonable job with Alpha. It's interesting though because I hadn't seen any DFP references when looking at that stuff, but Compaq (and later HP) favored ATi stuff at the end of the Alpha platform, so if it would've been anywhere, it stands to reason it would have been there. Mediocre is the key word, but as an 8MB card, that card probably wasn't considered mediocre when it was new, it's just, not what I would've paired my SGI 1600SW with, is all. (My presumption here is that when it was new, an 8MB ATi Rage-class card would've been good for 2D work or perhaps then-modern 3d gaming, and so it's really a "just got a new-modern 20" CRT I'm running at over 1600x1200" for big spreadsheets" card, but it was around the late '90s that using very specialty GPUs started falling out of style in favor of, just, most software started to be faster on CPUs (only to start to fall back into favor at the end of the 200xs, but that's a different story.)
  9. Im not a expert at recapping so i dont want to potentially damage the thing if i dont need to at the moment but, i will do it when my luck runs out on these past-exparation date capisitors and they fail. But i will have to go online to buy a os i just got the computer and it just came with a power cord and image writer ii. And thank you for the advice
  10. EvilCapitalist

    Mac classic trys to boot from hard drive but fails

    If the System Software is corrupted to the point that it won't boot it's best to just reinstall. Assuming you're running 7.1 on there it shouldn't take more than a few minutes to reinstall. If you don't have any SSW disks you can copy over the System Folder from the ROM image but remember that it's a seriously stripped down version of System 6. It also wouldn't be a bad idea to run a proper verification on the disk (like Norton Disk Doctor) to make sure you don't have any problems hardware-wise. Don't bother with Disk First Aid though. The version that runs on the Classic is only a hair above completely useless. As bibilit said though, a recap needs to be done even if the machine is working now. With nearly 30 year old capacitors you're on borrowed time.
  11. glay78

    TAM TV and Tuner driver

    Yes I saw them after I upgraded to OS 9.1, previously on OS 9 they wasn’t installed.
  12. EvilCapitalist

    TAM TV and Tuner driver

    They should be in the Apple Extras folder. The TV Tuner application is called Apple Video Player and the radio application is called Apple FM Radio. You can always go back and manually install them from the OS9 CD if they didn't get installed on their own as they should have.
  13. Apparently, Compaq used to be a fairly high-end manufacturer in the 1990s (how the mighty have fallen), and they had a few digital flat panel displays that used the DFP standard; I don't recall ever seeing in person a display that uses DFP, though. SGI may have used it, but I figure they used a proprietary connector of some sort, or at least a card better than a mediocre ATI card. I'm not really up on SGI stuff though; I never tried to get into them when they were available (I watched indifferently as many Indys and O2s reduced to scrap about 15 years ago), and now they're scarce and/or expensive. It's not like I need another lot of colorful boxes piled up in the corner, though, so I'm not too sad about it. The MIPS architecture and audio-capable DDS drives were the only reasons I would want any of them; I have about as much interest in their x86 boxes as I do Apple's.
  14. Here is a photo of the one in my Power Tower Pro. The port says "DFP." Other than that, I have no idea what the port is. Drives the small 15" LCD I have well, though! Mine is a little different; the shielding has a soft cover to it. Yours does not appear to,
  15. Franklinstein

    VST ZIP drive for 190/5300/3400/3500

    Check for a bent pin on the connector. Other than that, maybe the connector separated from the board? If it says for "G3 Series" then probably not; you want drives that say they work with the 190/5300/3400 series. "G3 Series" usually refers to the PowerBook G3 WallStreet/PDQ; later models are usually referred to as "G3 (Lombard)" or "G3 (Pismo/FireWIre)" while the term "PowerBook G3 (Original)" is for the first PBG3, the one that looks like a 3400.
  16. Syntho

    VST ZIP drive for 190/5300/3400/3500

    I need a zip 100 drive for my 3400. I see some VST zip 100 drives on Ebay but they're listed as working with a G3 powerbook. Will that work in a 3400?
  17. Syntho

    Powerbook 3400c RAM

    I'm going to investigate once these machines are in my hands. I bought a separate 32mb card and will install it into one of the machines. The other one comes with a 32mb card installed, but I was told it only shows up as 32mb total, so I'll report back. Also, I'm looking to replace the stock hard drive. Are these just normal, everyday IDE laptop drives inside of it? If this will work anything like my old Powermacs, the Mac OS doesn't like when you're using a non-Apple-branded drive or at least a model that's been approved. I think I'll also have to install drivers on it to get it to work. Those were with SCSI drives though, and seeing that this is IDE it may be different. Are there any particular drives I should be on the lookout for?
  18. Unknown_K

    LC 575 pulled pad

    I can't tell from the low rez picture. I figure a via surrounded by copper is just a channel to the ground plane. If there was a connection to the missing pad you would see a trace to it directly.
  19. superjer2000

    LC 575 pulled pad

    What are those two vias right on top of and below the pad connected to?
  20. Unknown_K

    LC 575 pulled pad

    It just goes to the trace that goes to that big Apple chip in the top left corner. You will need to slightly scrape off the top coating on that trace to show the copper so you can solder bridge it to the pad.
  21. I recently got a TAM with a non working LCD and HDD. Managed to swap it out with an LCD of PowerBook 3400 and an IDE44 to CF as HDD. Installed OS9 and I don’t see the TV and Tuner apps. How should I get it working?
  22. superjer2000

    LC 575 pulled pad

    It looks like that pad goes a few different places.
  23. superjer2000

    Dry joint example

    A zoomed out picture would be good so we can place where this joint is. I'm assuming it's pin 1 of the four pin connector on the analog board.
  24. Trash80toHP_Mini

    Multiprocessor SE/30!

    Off the top of my head, you'd need something along the lines of RocketShare. It runs multiple processors in a 68K Mac as if they were different Macs in the same box booting off copies of the host's ROM in RAM on each Rocket. That way they can could share processing tasks with the host and each other, communicating via LocalTalk over NuBus. You've got two processors (accelerators) in that pic that take control of the system bus. They shut down the Logic Board CPU and neither plays nicely with others. They act pretty much the same as a Rocket under RocketWare in Accelerator mode. @olePigeon, did you have a Turbo040 or the like and a Rocket in your IIci Running under RocketShare? /Jurassic Park
  25. Franklinstein

    Performa 5320: what clock speed?

    Yes I can get that when comparing a 62X0 or whatever to a similarly priced 7200 in 1997ish, when these things were relevant, the 7200 would rightly be described as the one you should buy. Part of the problem with the LEM article was that they demonized the lesser machines when they didn't have to go that far. I mean, they could have said, "at the same price, the 7200 is 30% faster and has PCI for future expansion where the 62X0 is a little pokey but can use your old RAM and expansion devices." Boom. Done. I know which one I'd choose (not the 62X0). I know that the original 5200 is a lesser machine (slower processor, half L1 cache, slightly slower bus (37.5MHz vs. 40MHz in later models)) that has 68k emulation issues due to its smaller L1 cache, but the basic architecture is exactly the same as the faster 53xx. Thus, a comparison of two machines that are identical except for the logic board should illustrate the performance impact of the use of legacy chips, as mentioned previously. Also every 52/53/62/63xx came with a 256k L2 cache; it's soldered onto the same DIMM as the ROM, so you really can't not have it. I have the expansion 256k L2 cache for the 5420. Any of the LEM-cited problems with serial ports or slow disk transfers or stuttering audio or whatever will be exactly the same on a 120MHz 603e-based 53xx as they are on a 75MHz 603-based 52xx (unless the problems are exclusively caused by slow 68k emulation performance, which is doubtful). Plus, if my experiments with overclocking yield fruit, I can potentially upclock or downclock a 52xx or the 53xx to within a few ticks of the other for a closer comparison. With the 5320 and 5420 I'm trying to compare apples-to-apples: everything the same except the logic board's support chips and expansion devices so that I can illustrate the impact (or lack thereof) of the extensive use of legacy devices and the requisite bridging between the various buses used in the 52/53xx. Now I just have to find either a 120MHz version of the 53/63xx board. I'll be comparing both System 7.5.5 and OS 8.6 to see if there's a notable improvement in performance from the steady increase in PPC native code (I imagine there would be). Both boards will have 64MB of RAM installed (72MB for the 5420, since it has 8MB soldered) so low RAM and virtual memory won't be factors, though I may run a low memory comparison to see how each machine performs with extensive virtual memory usage; as noted, 8MB of RAM in 7,5,5+ is not fun for anybody regardless of which machine you're using.
  26. nickpunt

    Multiprocessor SE/30!

    "Scientists were so preoccupied with whether they or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should" In all seriousness though, has anyone ever attempted to put two accelerators in an SE/30? For example, a socketed powercache and a turbo 68040: I have no particular desire to be the first to attempt it as I don't want to see two extremely valuable parts go up in smoke, but my understanding is the Turbo040 can be enabled / disabled in software, so if this configuration worked electrically & in drivers, you could have the best of both worlds in software compatibility, given some software works better on 030s than 040s. My guess is daystar software would be rather confused by this whole arrangement, but who knows?
  27. Looking again, I don't think it is a D1 connector. Just did a bit of looking around for the above-mentioned DFP, and it looks like that's probably a winner. Though, you likely would want a bit of a better card to run an SGI 1600SW off of. I don't know off hand any other displays that used this standard.
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