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  1. Is this the type of cable required for bridging the cdrom and soundcard back into the Mac audio? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F283368467420 I'm fairly certain it is, but I want to be sure. Thanks
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    Blue and White G3 Lives Again!

    Not having tested them myself, from what I've dug up the Rage128 (GL) isn't bad compared to its contemporaries. Is it as good as a voodoo 3 (which is more a Rage 128 Pro (not GL) competitor)? No. Is it as good as a Voodoo 2? Just about. In some benchmarks the ATI smokes it, in others it inches ahead. How much is a Rage? in your case, free. How much is a voodoo 2? >$100 if you can find one. How much is a voodoo 3? even more, because nostalgia + market supply. Not trying to be a killjoy And while this isn't a 1:1 comparison (motherboard / bus differences), it's marginally illuminating: https://barefeats.com/v3.html I'm trying to hunt down a Radeon 7000 for the beige G3, myself.
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    Blue and White G3 Lives Again!

    It'll be pretty apparent on the GPU: Otherwise you'll see the bare pins...and no card
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    Blue and White G3 Lives Again!

    So no DVD decoder card on it?
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    Blue and White G3 Lives Again!

    Sweet! Nice and clean now, that's for sure. Does that have the Rage128 in it?
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    CF Media Quirks

    Thanks for the reply, Cory. I'll give SilverLining a try. My main challenge (with the 4400) is I cannot boot from the 7.6.1 retail CD. The only solution I've found is to use the OEM 7.5.3 restore disc, then an update to 7.6.1 using the retail disc. I suppose I can live without every ounce of space on the CF card being used… Can SilverLining add partitions to "free space" not formatted from the original install? I.e. if I was to make a 2GB partition, with the remainder unused, could I go back with SilverLining and re-allocate some of that space? As far as the error, it's not really specific files or locations—incidentally, the same error happens under 8.1 and 9.1 on the 4400 with every CF card I have— I'll try more tests with other programs, like Illustrator or photoshop, and even simpletext to see if the error persists. Edit: Side note— simply transferring files via my Mac Pro 1,1 on 10.4.11 shouldn't cause problems, correct?
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    CF Media Quirks

    bump — anyone have thought on this?
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    CF Media Quirks

    I've had very isolated issues with either of the CF cards used (with the appropriately "cheap" IDE adapter) and wonder if the following from an older thread is the solution: When writing or loading savegames (specific—the only instance this error consistently comes up) I'll regularly, but not constantly, get a disk error (and now I'm away from the machine I can't remember the ID…) which I think is related to the Catalog File on the disk. For kicks I installed Norton Utilities 4.x.x and it can never seem to repair the issue (while booted from a different partition). I haven't yet made a bootable CD image that will work on the 4400 (system enabler…), but that's in my plans. The 32GB CF card was originally set up either with DriveSetup from the OE 7.5.3 4400/200 restore disk or the 7.6.1 retail disc, but my money is on the 7.5.3 version. Should I seek out an alternative drive utility that can manage the aforementioned alignment for SSDs? Also, I did partition all the available space— there's the primary partition of 2GB and then two secondary partitions for storage split with the remaining ~30 GB. Should I start over and leave a bit of "free space" on the card as mentioned in the quote above? Also, I'm not using VM as I read it will excessively wear out SD and CF media. I'm using a SanDisk Extreme, so bus speed disparity should be ruled out(?) While running Norton, I would get massive batches of errors (mostly creation dates because I've hit that CUDA reset more times than typically would've been) and they never seemed repaired, as mentioned earlier. If there's a better utility, I'd be interested in knowing what it is. Thanks!
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    4400/200 - dirty to clean

    I think I'd like to try 8.1 (especially now I have a 3-PCI riser and can use a non-COMMII card with other things) just for kicks, but I'm liking the performance I'm getting with System 7.6.1
  10. Yeah, my MISSINGNO chipset Farallon card works under 9.x as well. I'm trying to keep 7.6.1 on the 4400 even though it has an L2 upgrade and could handle 8.x+ easily. If there isn't a 100/1000 card that will work in system 7 I might upgrade it.
  11. I was thinking about that—no need to get hung up over the broken card. Tempted to snag one of these. According to a post on System7Today, that RealTek chipset is supported and the Mac OS 9.x driver linked in the thread should work, but it appears to be mixed results(?) among its two posters in the thread… Is there a comprehensive list other than the Proxim Wireless page that lists 7.6.1 compatible chipsets? I'd just like to avoid more runaround
  12. No doubt! Thanks! Now I guess i should suss out that pci Ethernet...
  13. Does internal VRAM/Graphics supersede the Mach64 on the card when the GIMO is used? I've already upgraded the Mach64's memory As mentioned before, the GIMO would certainly clean up a lot of extra cabling inside and out of the case. I was thinking of buying some CD audio cables, as I've only got one in the 4400 and one in the G3MT and would rather not cannibalize anything. I can't even find a GIMO cable. There was one bundled with a PC Card on ebay that sold a while back. Guess I can keep my eyes peeled. Like omidimo, I haven't even seen a 3-PCI slot riser for sale anywhere. I doubt that parts 4400 on ebay would have it. From what I gathered, only the 160 model (based on the manual photos) had the riser. I might be wrong there.
  14. If is the GIMO (aka 'Internal Audio/Video Assembly') I'd be happy to buy it off your hands ;)
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    4400/200 - dirty to clean

    I'd totally send them your way, but I looked on Mac gurus and those need 5v 2k refresh DIMMs apparently, though. Bummer.
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