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    • I have two SE/30 and recently equipped both of them with 64 MB from this source: https://www.amazon.com/-/de/gp/product/B00FAYV3NO I found the price reasonable and with more than 32 MB you can add a nice ram disk, so I can recommend the 64 MB.   Boot time has increased by a few seconds but not dramatically. As I found out in another thread here the large ram increases boot time _before_ the happy mac. The Mac still boots up with 4x16 MB on bank A but it can only make use of more than 8 MB with mode32 installed. When it comes to large amounts of ram the Rom Initiator would only be needed for the latest APPLE UNIX A/UX 3.1.1, which needs a 32 bit clean rom. Otherwise it is not necessary.
    • Before connecting up the KVM mentioned in the companion thread, I had a Dr Bott DVI/USB KVM connected to 3xG5s and 1x MacPro 2008 and a 23" Cinema Display. The KVM worked splendidly, allowing recognition of the proper screen resolution and so on. However, the thing would randomly switch to the Mac Pro, even when the latter was asleep and during use of one of the G5s. I'd say this was round about once an hour.   Fault in the KVM or something that the Mac Pro itself is doing in the peculiar semi-wake-ups that later iterations of OSX is given to?
    • All I can tell you for sure about that is that Mode 32 is not needed for the machine to work with more ram, only to use that ram.
    • Hi all!   Just finished my first recap of an SE/30 - was quite the job, but it works! This is my first SE/30 so trying to learn what's possible for my machine.   Now I need to find some ram. I only have 1mb in it currently, so no system 7. My goal would be to have System 7.5.5 on it - I do have a network card so I'd like to go online/transfer files/etc.   OWC has new 16mb modules - And 64mb seems overkill. - 64mb(16x4) $48 - $0.75/mb   Ebay/etc have a lot of 4mb though they'd cost about 2x more per mb as OWC. I don't see any 8mb 30pin simms for sale. - 16mb(4x4MB) $25 - $1.56/mb (2x OWC price per MB) - so if i got 8x4(32mb) would cost more than the 64mb option   I would like to have 16-32mb, but 64 seems overkill.   My questions are: I need to install in sets of 4 - correct? If I'm over 16 mb can the se/30 boot up still? or does MODE32 need to be installed first? Am I missing something or should I just buy the 64mb from OWC (though I hear booting RAM checks can take a while) Would it be a good idea to get a BMOW ROM-inator? (or only if I go with 64mb?)
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