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    3dfx - Voodoo 2 SLI?

    LGR covered this in his mac+voodoo video i believe. In general, SLI has very limited application even today. Most games don't utilize it and will straight up crash. Afaik, Mac has never supported SLI.
  2. It looks like reverse 20-pin...? edit; eh, I'm being a moron again. And it looks like you've got it sorted
  3. They're worth whatever people are willing to pay for them, and unfortunately eBay is the main source of valuation, as well as actually finding them to buy. Since the early 2000s-2010s, every online Mac specialist who once sold outdated models (shreve systems, smalldog, etc.) No longer does so (or exists). In my opinion since the death of Steve Jobs the prices have been gouged on eBay because legacy (despite him having bugger all to do with apple for almost all of the mid 80s & 90s). If there are local classifieds where you are, that also might be a good source to periodically check.
  4. I was always interested in the security devices for Macs, having never seen an Apple-branded one anywhere in real life, one or any Macintosh-coupled security device for that matter. My dad's thinkpad had a key-secured hdd, and that was about it. When I got to college, I (my parents) bought a lock for my iBook to ward off clepto floormates—thin loop of wire cable. I wonder how secure that would've actually been... I never resented it, as there was a legit compulsive thief in our dorm.
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    Switching processors between 520 & 540c

    Even with a heatsink, the 040 on my DayStsr even idle gets HOT. Granted it's OCd from 33 to 40 via oscillator, but even with the passive arrangement it's toasty. I might check it with an IR thermometer out of curiosity. Definitely got hotter than my Q610 ever did.
  6. I know Lord Jobs hated the noise of the PC fans of the era. Why didn't they run it but at a lower voltage? Analogous example: I run a fan the era off a 9v and it's virtually silent... At the board voltage it's nearly as loud as the HDD. Fun piece of history! I love the crazy inventions you saw during the PC revolution.
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    640x480 on LC II?

    I like this prototype. Comes pre-yellowed even :P
  8. According to LEM the PowerBase is part of the Tanzania based line of clones. If that's accurate, then it's the same pinout/PSU as the 4400 I'm working on: Edit: maybe not... I'd go with Franklinstein's knowledgebase on this one. I'll clam up...
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    Flea Market Mac IIsi and Mac II(fx)!

    pretty slick!
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    Flea Market Mac IIsi and Mac II(fx)!

    Nice! Did the IIsi switch to the button batteries later in production or is that a user mod?
  11. IIRC OS X 10.5 was the first big leap into transitioning completely to Intel architecture—the last officially supported version of OS X for PPC. I'm not sure how far back the support went for 10.5 though. I never even bothered trying on my iBook G3 or even PowerBook G4. Edit: IMO 10.5 was far too bloated, probably accounting for the support of both Intel and PPC code. And MacFox is right, you need to upgrade to 10.5 from 10.4.x I believe. I recall having to do so on my Mom's old G5 iMac. I view it as kind of a bastard OS, with 10.6 being X's peak in features and performance. I'd use 10.4.11 if it were my machine.
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    4400/200 - dirty to clean

    Still didn't look for them locally bah, there aren't enough hours in a day. I doubt they're expensive. I've seen them on ebay for less than $8 shipped for 10, but I don't want to buy 10…or wait for a frggin package from China. I could never tell which rating, but I've found both online. I should make some calls today.
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    SCSI2SD reverting to default device config

    Got it working! And successfully patched System 7.5.3 and running MacBench just for fun The only thing that's irks me a bit is termination: if it's on, I can't use external devices, if it's off I can't use it without a terminated device plugged in. Is there a dynamic termination for v5.1? Or is this another rookie mistake...
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    Finally a Quadra 700

    Very nice! I remember seeing that one Nedry uses in Jurassic Park and thinking, "how did they turn a IIci on its side but switch the apple logo?" Oh, 10 year old me's thought process… Don't they have 512k soldered onto the board?
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