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senrew

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About senrew

  • Birthday 03/03/1982

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    Dania Beach, FL USA
  1. senrew

    (Failed) Conquest

    Ok, tried that. Says it's running at 25mhz.
  2. senrew

    (Failed) Conquest

    That's the thing, I don't know what application that would be. I *think* one of the Norton utilities can analyze clock speed maybe?
  3. senrew

    (Failed) Conquest

    Alright, I've had some time to play around with this thing and I must say...I am way beyond happy First, it works perfectly. I put a new battery in it just in case, powered it up and it booted as if it were brand new. There's a bunch of stuff on the hard drive, but whoever had it, had some funny preferences. The apple menu was almost empty, not even the control panel menu. I dug through the hard drive and found a few utilities. Techtool, and a couple called MacEnvy and MacCheck. They told me everything except for the clock speed, which is the one thing I wanted to verify the most. I took some pictures: https://imgur.com/a/K7dLMeE I am still not sure exactly what was done to these things, but I did find a clue. This image on the 68kmla wiki within the recapping article has the exact same wiring job: I've got heatsinks on the CPU and the VLSI chip in the middle. Any clues?
  4. senrew

    (Failed) Conquest

    Good news everyone! Turns out the package was delivered to a house one block over and the people who live there brought it over today. Looks like I'll have some experimenting to do tonight
  5. senrew

    (Failed) Conquest

    Snagged this off of ebay, mostly because I had no clue what the modifications to the board were beyond "probably just a overclock", but I figured it would be fun to explore it. Plus, it looked pretty clean and complete. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Macintosh-Performa-450-With-Hard-Drive-and-Mouse-M2706-UNTESTED/202724389211?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 However...there was a gap of about an hour between the package being delivered and the delivery notification e-mail getting to me. By the time I called home and had someone check the front porch...the package was gone. There have been some porch thefts in the neighborhood and it looks like they hit mine within an hour of it being delivered. No security camera footage from any of the houses within sight, so it's just gone. Oh well, would have been fun.
  6. Simple question, but I can't find a simple yes or no out there. The floppy on my 631 is acting up, probably just needs a cleaning. If I need to ultimately replace it, do I have to find another manual inject, or can I use an auto-inject superdrive in this machine?
  7. Followed the trail of links and google results and found a way to stick a PC Live! card in and get it to work with the Mac drivers. I'll totally be trying this out when I get a chance as I have one of the specific models of SB card that are known to work. Awesome.
  8. The machine does have a seritek sata card in it, and i've got a 250gb drive connected to it now. As for the Soundblaster Live! thing...are there drivers for one of those for OS9?
  9. Started playing around with my 1.25ghz (single) 2003 MDD and after looking at it's specs, it occurred to me that I *might* have the fastest (stock) OS9 machine Apple sold. This machine has the Geforce4 installed too. Now, I'm calling this one the fastest as the dual CPU machines aren't really generally useful for OS9 duties unless it's for specific tasks, and this machine is pretty much just going to be running games for me. It also has (almost) max RAM, 1.75GB. I had a 512 stick die on me and only had a spare 256 that worked in the machine. Are there any other common upgrades I could do for this machine that would benefit game playing in any way? Were there 3rd party sound cards for instance that added anything? Since this is a MDD, and we all know one day it'll just up and murder it's own PSU at some point, would a 867mhz quicksilver be good enough as a gaming machine as a backup?
  10. senrew

    IIc vs IIc+

    Still haven't acquired a machine yet. Been casually trolling ebay but most of what I find are original ROM machines. Of the newer versions, they are priced way out of what I'd like to spend on an occasional hobby. Still looking though.
  11. senrew

    IIc vs IIc+

    That's fine. I don't really have any software on 800k disks anyway, except for the IIgs system disks so I'm good there.
  12. senrew

    IIc vs IIc+

    Yeah, I'm just looking for a basic 8-bit setup. I would LOVE a IIe Platinum, but it takes up too much room for the space I have in mind for it. I think a regular IIc (the later revisions) will do fine. I can connect an external 3.5" drive and still have the internal for 90%+ of the software available. I don't really care about the 4mhz mode on the newer machine since what I intend to program is meant for the normal II speed.
  13. senrew

    IIc vs IIc+

    My current goal is to replace my IIgs for a smaller IIc of some kind. I really have no need fo rthe 16-bit or GS/OS software that is available for the newer machine. My intentions are to use it as a hobby programming platform and to just dick around with old 8-bit games specifically. From a usability standpoint, is there any real benefit to a plus over a regular IIc? The larger capacity drive and the more modern serial ports are really the only things I can think of that might be useful to me, but those are easily gotten around.
  14. Does anyone know if the RGB monitor for the IIgs can be used with any other computer brands RGB output?
  15. The box has the original shipping label and other such things on it from the original owner (who I picked it up from, so only 2nd owner).
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