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#1 Johnnya101

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:12 PM

I've gotta sell two of these...

Which one would you keep out of them? I like the style case on the 7100, but the 7200 is faster with more ram.

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#2 Themk

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:25 PM

I like the PowerMac 7100; PPC, but with NuBus!!!

 

In the event of you selling the Performa 638; if you are able to offer me a good deal, I will bite!


Edited by Themk, 21 April 2017 - 06:26 PM.

Macintosh SE SuperDrive, Macintosh SE/30, Apple IIgs ROM3, ImageWriterBanger II.

Currently building the amazing 68040! Performa (Quadra??!!) 638CD gets 40MHz full '040 [;)] , Ethernet, 136MB RAM, AV input card, and maybe something else. Should have performance comparable to the Quadra 840av when done! (A/UX doesn't work, but I still like this little guy right here: [:P] )


#3 Bolle

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:26 PM

The 7200 is crippled in my eyes because it does not have a processor slot but a soldered on CPU. The 7100 has PDS for CPU expansion and as you stated a better looking metal case vs. spindler plastics on the 7200.
If you want a faster PCI machine go for a 7300/7600 if you want to stay with desktop machines.
Also Nubus on the 7100 :evil:

Edited by Bolle, 21 April 2017 - 06:26 PM.

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#4 EvilCapitalist

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:05 PM

I agree, the 7200 is the machine to ditch since the only CPU upgrade for it was the prohibitively expensive/hard to find Sonnet Crescendo/7200.  Think the Crescendo G3 L2/500MHz (TAM CPU upgrade) is hard to find?  The 7200 upgrade is even worse, likely (I'm guessing) because instead of upgrading 7200s people just replaced the motherboards with one from a 73/75/7600 and took advantage of their easy to find/cheap upgrades.

 

Now between a PM7100 and a Performa 638 I'd go with the 7100 since you've got it all: easy/inexpensive CPU upgrades, a solid RAM ceiling, a case that won't splinter to pieces, and a unique boot chime.


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#5 Johnnya101

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:17 PM

Awesome, thanks!

Ive created my for sale thread. The Performa 638 is for sale, along with the 7200.


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#6 Unknown_K

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:28 PM

I think I have a G3 for the 7200.
Favorites: big box Mac IIs, 950, 800's
Wanted: Anything Nubus, Video capture and editing hardware and software for 68k mac. Original software including A/UX.
Looking for 9150, Mac II, Color classic, 840av motherboard, and Nubus cards.

#7 Macdrone

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 01:39 AM

The 638CD can be overclocked to 40mhz and is 040.  If he needs a powermac or G3 its better just to get a tower rather than a 7100 or 7200.


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#8 Themk

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 01:52 AM

I'm (most likely) buying the 638CD. Also, the 638CD is LC040, so I will have to buy a full '040

Edited by Themk, 22 April 2017 - 01:53 AM.

Macintosh SE SuperDrive, Macintosh SE/30, Apple IIgs ROM3, ImageWriterBanger II.

Currently building the amazing 68040! Performa (Quadra??!!) 638CD gets 40MHz full '040 [;)] , Ethernet, 136MB RAM, AV input card, and maybe something else. Should have performance comparable to the Quadra 840av when done! (A/UX doesn't work, but I still like this little guy right here: [:P] )


#9 CharlieFrown

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:03 AM

I used to have 7200 in 1998 and for a long time it was unexpandable in terms of CPU. That was ma main reason I sold it ...and then they accounced that you can upgrade it via PCI!



#10 Macdrone

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 02:20 AM

the 40 mhz upgrade for the 638 is pretty simple, like moving 3 resistors and all set.  noticable speed bump from 33.


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#11 Themk

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 02:46 AM

Yup, that's what I'm hoping for! I'm also buying a 40MHz spec full 040 in anticipation of the overclock.

Macintosh SE SuperDrive, Macintosh SE/30, Apple IIgs ROM3, ImageWriterBanger II.

Currently building the amazing 68040! Performa (Quadra??!!) 638CD gets 40MHz full '040 [;)] , Ethernet, 136MB RAM, AV input card, and maybe something else. Should have performance comparable to the Quadra 840av when done! (A/UX doesn't work, but I still like this little guy right here: [:P] )


#12 techknight

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 08:13 PM

I remember trying to use Yellow Dog Linux on my 7200 back in the day. And it was definitely the "Dog" in YDL... 


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#13 Themk

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 02:37 AM

Well, having used this Performa now for a little while, I can say it is fast. Nice 68040 system.


Macintosh SE SuperDrive, Macintosh SE/30, Apple IIgs ROM3, ImageWriterBanger II.

Currently building the amazing 68040! Performa (Quadra??!!) 638CD gets 40MHz full '040 [;)] , Ethernet, 136MB RAM, AV input card, and maybe something else. Should have performance comparable to the Quadra 840av when done! (A/UX doesn't work, but I still like this little guy right here: [:P] )





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