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  1. You are an absolutel Goldmine of info on these lovely old ladies :) Thank you for the manual. I intend to inhale it tonight as bedtime reading. Much appreciated. Having a skim through it, I'm wondering if I can run 4x1mb on the SE mainboard and 4x4mb on the Mobius030 for 20mb ram. MacOS 7.0.1 .. interesting. I've been wondering which version I want on it but am cautious as the support software may not want something newer than 7.1. Thank you for the advice. I need to do some more soldering on the SE logic board to replace some damaged connectors and hopefully things sho
  2. LaserJet 4000N printer with correct EPS font downloading and conversion and spooling working with the printer's hard drive module.
  3. Hi. Does anyone have a scan of the Mobius 030 manual? Want to get this old girl I've been handed running. Not sure what the little daughter board north of the video card VRAM & Xilinx fpga does. The bit that has the 3-pole shunt. Also keen to have a play with the external video for giggles. Thanks
  4. Wait.. I'm using CodeWarrior 11 .. did they restart the naming sequence and start calling it "CodeWarror Pro" ? Nuts! No, I'm not doing it as a learning exercise as I've been doing it as a day-job for a couple of decades. It's just for fun. @nglevin: That was my confusion, as some of the compilers I have on Ultrix that pre-date the STL have support for it. I have a funny feeling I'm doing it wrong (tm) and using an older version thinking it's newer. Thanks guys for the prodding so far.
  5. Not really beyond wrapped by 3rd parties. I know. CW11 I'd have thought would've supported it. Couldn't see any ISO C++ compiler options either. Hrrm. Thanks though. Hopefully someone else with more $CLU than us rocks up. :)
  6. $Greetings. I'm trying to find a compiler for 68k that supports C++ namespaces and ideally also with namespace aliasing support. I've tried Symantec C++ v8r6 and CodeWarrior v11. Anyone recommend one? (Happy to pay if it's not abandonware). Current setup: O/S: 7.6.1 System: LC-III RAM: 36mb VRAM: 768kb CPU/FPU: 68030/68882@33mhz Disk: SCSI2SD + 18gb external disk + DVD-RW. Thanks in advance
  7. I think I've got one of the SuperMac Thunder II GX 1360's downstairs in the crates. Hadn't identified it yet. Mostly I just use the trusty old Picasso in my IIci If you have the manuals online .. keen to have a flip through. I haven't even identified the card yet other than spotted your image and "oh.. think that's the unknown video card down stairs!"
  8. Thanks guys Really appreciate the ideas. Actually I have a 1.2ghz G3 I'm itching to try and a few slower ones. Time to fire up google translate and see what it makes of the french site. Thanks again! Al.
  9. G'day. Posted in Conquests.. probably should be here. I've got a 7500/100 and a fair few G3 Zif cpu's around. Anyone recommend a zif carrier card to look out for and buy? Anyone suggest where I could buy one from? Best Wishes, Al
  10. Nice cards! Hope the drivers are archived and available somewhere for future generations P.S The topic made me smack my forehead and struggle to suppress the choke reflex after lunch. Well done!
  11. Greetings All! After pimping out my 7100/80 with a G3, more RAM, SCSI2SD, video card, AV carrier and 10/100 nubus ethernets and using it most days for a little over a year, driving home last week I spotted some tasty road-kill in a massive pile of retroleum and generic detritus. It's a 7500/100. Mint! Powering it up it made a quiet *Bloomp* noise and would sit there and not make another *bloomp* for several minutes. Caps says I. Cleaned the electrolytic and battery spooge up. Replaced about a dozen critical caps, fed it power and bled a chicken to the God of all things
  12. Thanks Hrududu. Quite useful advice. Sadly the system was unservicable. After a recap it'd sort of work. Putting my finger on a couple of bga packages I noticed one was super-hot and had lifted and cracked mostly halfway down the middle. End of life. So I've dug bits out that I can and junked the rest. Perhaps one day I'll find another.
  13. I should be able to re-cap it. I've done a few other systems. I used to own a 1.8mhz 20" G5 "back in the day". I was doing some serious fortran on it for a while that could benefit from altivec (sadly it was slower than my dual G4 with 7448b's but that's another story ..) .. running for nearly 3 months solid since purchase date the PSU went fut and the caps vomited everywhere. I remember the disbelief I got from the warranty people. Actually I should still have photo's of that. It was the one with the nvidia 5200 ultra. I assumed this given it's a few models on would be better. Okay.
  14. So.. $parent ends up in hospital again and the other night I'm driving home after visiting hours and spotto a G5 in a pile of detritus out front of this place. This thing is fiiiiiilthy and has old UNSW stickers all over it. Some smoker had it and it's just gummed up. So I get it home, plug it in, gingerly stand back and poke the power button. It plays the bongo, the white LED on the bottom right glows for a while. Then it powers off. Bad PSU?
  15. Okay .. so LC475/575 uses 72pin FPM simms. It likes 60ns or better. It can grok parity SIMMS but ignores the parity. There's two types of SIMM's lurking. FPM and EDO. FPM gets about 40-50mb/s data rates. EDO (extended data out) will get 50-60mb/s. Not all EDO SIMMS will retard back to FPM mode. Some will. Amiga's don't do EDO to my knowledge. Even the 68060 accels still run stuff in FPM mode. My Blizzard-060 and the Apollo-040 and the WarpEngine-040 I have all only grok FPM. My bet is that they'll work. It's an 8-chip so it's not parity. It's 50ns so it'll probably get refreshe
  16. Thanks again Armour! It's all working now! It's a serious speed improvement. I've stuck the disk up on http://ns4.reboot.net.au/hardware/AsanteFAST/in case anyone else is ever trying to go down this path. These cards are definitely worth hunting down. They also do DMA. Comparing the internal craptastique etherwebs the mouse would lag when using fetch FTP and it was getting 200kb/s .. now it's rocking 4.1mb/s and the mouse doesn't skip a beat. It's all a bit exciting Thanks again for the help!
  17. @ArmourAlley: Thanks heaps! I have a few installers and one disk image but none of the combo's work sadly (not for lack of trying!) <3 Thanks in advance!
  18. G'day, Anyone has a copy of the AsanteFAST 10/100 installation/driver disk for Nubus cards? I've accidentally cooked my copy. What I have is here: http://ns4.reboot.net.au/hardware/AsanteFAST/ But.. the all important install disk (not the installer util.. they kept that separate for well .. "reasons") is cooked. Anyone able to help? You'd be my hero for at least a week Thanks in advance!
  19. oops! This time with the rest of the tests run. Muh bad.
  20. Okay, so thanks for the pointers and PM's. I've not got old-mate running nicely. For giggles, I've benchmarked the machine at 80mhz with the stock PPC601, then again once the Sonnet Crescendo is running and configured on 7.6.1. Accel is on the left. Non-Accel on the right. I had to re-touch the solder pads on the pass-through video card and run two bypass leads. Works now! I think it's worth it. It's a marginal improvement . Probably worth the upgrade.
  21. \e/!!! :b&w: Found a copy in the garden.org. Woh. 400mhz G3 in the 7100/80AV. In Speed-O, math went from 143.37 -> 1101.8 womble marks. K Wheatstones went from 155.49 to 881.83 and the aggregate CPU Womble mark went from 4.18 to 29.27 wombles. That's a massive improvement. What a crying pity Sonnet didn't make the card a double height or rear daughter-board with a nice SDRAM slot on it for some local FAST-RAM action to get the old girl up over 136mb. You'd still need global memory for DMA etc, but some local fast ram would've rocked. Still! Love it! Fun ensues! :>
  22. P.S. Also .. the other cable is *VERY* susceptible to my Ham radio when I'm on 2m band which fits because the cables a little under 1m long which is frankly a perfect half-wave for 147.000Mhz so it'd work ideally as a resonant antenna. That was the other tip. Put the case on the machine or just don't TX. Heh.
  23. Hi Armour! Sorry for the lag. It ended up being SCSI cable merstly. I've swapped it and it's still being odd from time to time, but is working far more reliably with a SCSI dvd drive I liberated from one of my older sun 280R's before I retired them. That seems happy'ish. Anyone know a source for the install disk/patch disk drivers for the Sonnet Crescendo Nubus G3 400's? Got it in and the AV card working via the flow-through. System profiler says that it's still running an 80mhz 601PPC and benchmarks seem to confirm it's no quicker. The support site seems to only have manuals but n
  24. The coating looks not to nasty to remove. Anyone actually applied this stuff then needed to do some solder re-work afterwards successfully? I'm curious as to how hard it is in reality beyond the sales pitch. Anyone?
  25. Hoping you polish it to a finished product and kickstarter it Nice!
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