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About mraroid

  • Birthday 04/29/1950

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    Salem Oregon, US, formally, Ibarra Ecuador
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    Old Macs, motion picture film, vacuum tube radios, botany.

    I am enjoying upgrading my Color Classic.

    My likes: CRT as opposed to LCD or LED. Upgrades were I do not have to butcher the inside of my Color Classic case. Polite conversation. Freely sharing information

    Dislikes: rude people.

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  1. That is some software that I *would* like to run on the Yikes!. IS Photoshop faster under OSX or 9.22? mraroid
  2. I have no idea which OSX to run, and I am not even sure i need it... My main use will be to go to Macintoshgarden (and other old software sites) to down load software and burn CDs & floppies that I can use in my Color Clasic Mystic. I am going to use this Yikes! so I can surf slightly faster then my Color Classic using Netscape 4.08. It works, but it is so darn slow... That is an idea. I already have a CF2SCSI card in my Color Classic Yes, that works, but it is jut too slow.... mraroid
  3. Gorgonops... I believe you are correct about the heat sink. I did some digging last night and finally found one for sale. I am trying to keep my B&W G3 V 2 motherboard intact with the CPU and heat sink. I thought someone with a B&W with a V1 motherboard might want to upgrade to mine. Mine is 400Mhz. Once I have finished the install of the Yikes! and every thing seems to be running OK, I can post the B&W G3 V2 motherboard for sale. I found a very inexpensive 500Mhz G4 processor (with no heat sink) which I hope to put in the Yikes! motherboard. I am impressed with how cool my B&W case is. It will be even cooler when i pull that 100 F or more heater that we call a mechanical hard drive and swap it out for a SS drive. I think the SS drive will draw less current than a mechanical hard drive. So if I find a PCI expansion card I like, I will worry less about taxing the power supply. mraroid
  4. I think this is the *wrong* heat sink for a G4 in a Yikes! motherboard. I think this is too big (?) https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-PowerMac-G4-Heat-Sink-805-3705/352492968860 mraroid
  5. What is the most current browser that I can run under 9.22? When I am ready to install an OS on my G4, do I install OSX first, then 9.22, or is it the other way around? With a Yikes motherboard and a G4 running at around 400Mhz, Low End Mac recommends Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. Would I have less compatibility issues if I installed Panther? By compatibility issues, I mean down loading files and then burning CDs or floppies that I can read with my Color Classic Mystic under 8.1 (or 7.6.2)? I am still confused by the file systems. Am I correct in thinking that 7.6.OS ran under HFS file system, and 8.1 ran under HFS+? I do not want to run a copy of OSX that is so new that I loose support for down loading files, and burning them to CD or floppies that my Mystic can read. I guess I am asking for a recommendations as to which OSX to install. I am a total nob when it comes to OSX as you can tell. OS 8.1 seems so new to me. When I move to 9.22, it will be quite a jump into the future. I am still in search of a heat sink that will fit onto a G4 CPU in a Yikes! motherboard. If you have one for sale, let me know. Thanks mraroid
  6. Great tip. Will do. Thanks Mraroid
  7. I see several G4 Apple Hardware Test CDs for sale on ebay. I am not sure which one to buy. Any suggestions? mraroid
  8. And I think this would work, and it is less then 1/2 the price of the Sonnet.... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Macintosh-PowerPC-G4-ZIF-400MHz-CPU-Processor-377-2580-XSC7400HIP400CE/254069641337?hash=item3b27bb1079:g:QjgAAOSwVIZcOoeA:rk:1:pf:0 mraroid
  9. I saw this for sale: Sonnet Encore/ZIF 500Mhz G4 with 1MB 250Mhz L2 Cache, used tested - Low Price $109.77 The Sonnet Encore™/ZIF can make your G3 or G4 Power Macintosh® one of the fastest desktop computers in the world. Designed with 1MB backside cache, the Encore/ZIF G4 deliver the ultimate in processing power. From scrolling windows and launching applications to operating graphics programs, you can expect head-turning performance gains from your newly upgraded Power Macintosh. All Encore/ZIF G4 cards are compatible with your existing hardware and seamlessly integrate with your software. Compatible Encore/ZIF G4 500 MHz models support from OS 9.2 through 10.4.x in G3 Blue & White and G4 PCI Graphics systems. This is a used tested unit. FITS THE FOLLOWING: Beige G3 DT and MT (may require other upgrades), G3 Blue & White, G4 Yikes (PCI Graphics). Our low price $109.77 includes domestic shipping. Limited quantities order now. ************************************* I am still reading and searching ebay for G4 processors and heat sinks. I would like the machine to be at least as fast as the V 2 Blue and White motherboard I have installed now. As version 1 of the blue and white G3 motherboard was problematic, I might be able to sell my V2 motherboard to a B&W person who would like to upgrade to V2. Will the RAM and video card in my Blue & White roll over to the new G4 motherboard? mraroid
  10. That CPU upgrade would not work on the Yikes! motherboard, correct? mraroid
  11. It is less then $20.00 to upgrade from a G3 to a G4. I can take the $$ hit. I do not have any big plans for OSX, but who knows, I might like it. I hear what you are saying Gorgonops, but part of this hobby that is fun for me is to upgrade where I can. Playing with this stuff is learning for me. mraroid
  12. This is the thermal paste I have been using: https://www.amazon.com/Compound-Performance-Heatsink-Interface-Material/dp/B075FRTRJ5/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1547918923&sr=8-4&keywords=arctic+cooling++MX Mostly, I use it when I rebuild over heathing PC laptops for friends. It should work fine for my G4 application? I am also looking for 3rd party heat sinks that might be available. Suggestions welcomed I am impressed at how cool the inside of my B&W case is. It will be even cooler when I swap out the mechanical hard drive for a solid state one. That will remove a 100 F heater. I am still puzzled over which CPUs I can install in this motherboard. I might as well buy a faster one. mraroid
  13. Hello... I just bought this G4 motherboard for under $20.00 and free shipping: https://www.ebay.com/itm/143061278226 Is this the Yikes motherboard? It looks to be a drop in replacement for my version 2 Blue & White G3 motherboard. I am unsure of which G4 CPU this motherboard and socket can take. Can anyone advise me? Also, I see "G4 heat sinks" and larger G4 "Mirror Drive" heat sinks. Will this motherboard take the larger Mirror Drive heat sink? mraroid