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    G3s, G3s everywhere

    I know for a fact this chip works (ended listing) because that's what I used to upgrade the PC compatibility card I had in a long since gone 8600 tower. https://www.ebay.com/itm/254186710578?orig_cvip=true&nordt=true Surprisingly, there aren't nearly as many listings for it out there as there were when I was hunting for them. Just make certain that once you get the chips you insert them correctly oriented...unless you want to see some magic smoke coming out of your PC compatibility card
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    4400/200 - dirty to clean

    Somewhat amusing that the Sonnet box art clearly depicts a 4400, when I'm betting the majority of folks buying these were picking them up for 64/6500 towers and the TAM.
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    Potentially Stupid RAM Hardware Mod Question

    Is that RAM usage correct? I didn't think 7.6.1 was that RAM hungry, or at least it hasn't been on the machines on which I've run it. It almost looks like what happens when you boot into 24 bit mode with more than 8MB of RAM on an SE/30 but Power Macs can't boot into 24 bit mode.
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    iMac G3 "Flower Power" kb&mouse color?

    It came with the black Apple Pro Keyboard and Apple Pro Mouse. While I don't have any pictures of the original FP iMac box / accessory box I figure hearing it straight from Apple is just as good. https://support.apple.com/kb/SP112?locale=en_US Pictures are borrowed from these auctions: KB https://www.ebay.com/itm/162688976780 Mouse https://www.ebay.com/itm/233195423703
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    Sonnet G4 Zif accelerator

    The lower speed accelerators (500MHz and under) just use the stock Apple heatsink. The higher speed accelerators (700MHz up to 1GHz) are the much larger package that includes an additional power cable, a heatsink, and a fan when you get to 1GHz. Both versions just use the standard Sonnet Crescendo/Encore driver package. If I'm not mistaken the driver package is required to enable the processor cache and though you can run the machine without it installed you'll get a bunch of random Type 10/11 errors if you do. Since you're replacing the processor entirely you'll always run at the accelerated speed. I personally noticed a major difference going from a G3/233MHz to a G4/500MHz, though I didn't notice as much difference going from a G4/500MHz to a G4/1GHz which I'll chalk up to the limitations of bus speed, RAM speed, HD speed, etc. So far as I know the oldest OS you can run is 9.2, though I've never tried with anything older to see if it would work. There are a bunch of the lower speed upgrades available right now and there was one higher speed version that just sold recently. The two auctions linked below are just to give you an idea of the differences between the lower and higher speed versions. Lower speed (G4/450MHz) Higher speed (G4/800MHz; already sold)
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    Molar Mac!

    Welcome to the forum and nice conquest! If you've got the space and a solidly built desk the G3 AiO does make a fine bridge machine. Wings cards seem to pop up every now and again on eBay, just keep an eye out for Apple part # 820-0971-A. Since you've only got 3 PCI slots to work with I'd suggest a USB/FW combo card in one, at least a 10/100 Ethernet card in another (Gigabit is overkill, though if you find it cheaper, why not), and the third slot is dealer's choice. There are also some fairly inexpensive G4 CPU upgrades for sale right now if you really want it to fly.
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    Mac IIfx outputs green video

    I'm using a slightly newer Dell LCD (Dell UltraSharp 1905fp) with a similar looking adapter and it looks like the switch table is the same so perhaps you'll have luck using the same settings I do. It's worked on everything from base IIs with the Toby card on up through Beige G3s. Using the Multiple Scan 21 setting I switch between Composite Sync 1 (1459) and Sync on green (149) depending on the machine and I have yet to find a machine that doesn't play nicely with one of those settings.
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    Fast 'n Dumb question about SE/30

    You've got it. As bibilit mentioned, the accelerators that plugged in to the CPU socket directly as opposed to using PDS are few and far between since if I'm not mistaken it was only DayStar that made one, and they really don't come up for sale often.
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    SE/30 with an as-yet unidentified expansion

    Sure have. That's where I found out that the oldest version of their website that had been archived was still at least ~5 years after these things had been discontinued (so no mention of the products in question, let alone drivers for them) and even the products they mentioned on the archived version of the site only had dead links to the driver downloads. I think the adapter is upside down in that picture. It was the only one I could find so I couldn't be choosy about resolution, though I should have checked orientation.
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    SE/30 with an as-yet unidentified expansion

    Yep, that's them (sites below are in Japanese): http://pomehouse.com/SE30/Cards/b_50f.html http://www008.upp.so-net.ne.jp/quadra/database/boosterSeries.html If those had cache they would have been the perfect PDS accelerator because they had a pass-through PDS slot on top.
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    SE/30 with an as-yet unidentified expansion

    Ahhh Interware. It seems like they made some very interesting products back in the day based on the few things I've seen come up for sale with their name on it, but sadly I get the feeling we'll never know exactly how much cool stuff they made because there's very little information about their older products floating around. The version of their website that the Internet Archive managed to save somehow didn't save the drivers that were on there and the oldest version is from ~98 so a lot of the interesting products would have been long discontinued at that point.
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    SE/30 with an as-yet unidentified expansion

    Bezel doesn't look right for it to be an XCEED, though I'd say it is a video card of some sort. Like you said, Ethernet cards typically have more than one connector type; the only ones I've seen that don't are the really old ones for the SE that were BNC only.
  13. They seemed like the exact same plastics to me just black instead of gray. With the screen being larger the speakers work out to be slightly worse as well (IMHO) since they're smaller.
  14. I'm assuming you're talking about this auction: https://www.ebay.com/itm/123569425715 Clamshell iBooks never left the factory that way. That seller seems to have come upon a cache of clamshells and has been turning them into "art" projects like that for years. Not to put too fine a point on it, but unless you seriously luck out and find one locally the odds of finding an inexpensive lime clamshell *anywhere* online are slim to nil. The few that I've seen on eBay either get snapped up by that same seller hawking the grossly overpriced "art" projects or by someone with deep pockets. They were a special order color originally (if my memory is correct) and it appears that most folks opted for the graphite version over the lime. Additionally, as cory mentioned, going online with a machine of this vintage isn't going to work unless you're only visiting simple text based websites. You have to remember, when these were new the web was text and images at best. Now each website is essentially a remote application accessed through a browser.
  15. That seriously looks like a goatee for the SE!