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Another recycling job, mint condition, 400Mhz/128MB but wouldn't boot. Took it home, disabled the very dead PRAM battery and now it's purring away happily on 9.1. I always wanted a Pismo but wasn't prepared to pay the insane eBay prices so very chuffed with this find.

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Awesome. That's the same model I have. The battery only holds a charge for about 3 minutes, so whenever I put it away and want to use it again, I have to disconnect the battery. I should probably just replace it. :p

 

I took mine to a LAN party last weekend. Everyone was playing Diablo III (I have no interest in Diablo III), so I played Warlords II, Myth II, and Civilizations. :D Had a blast!

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I'm keeping it as a classic machine, got the iBook G3 for Mobile Tiger. I pulled one of the 64MB chips and stuck in a 128, 196 MB should be fine for 9.1.

My battery is the same as yours olePigeon, about 3 mins of charge, it may actually be possible to open the battery and put in some new cells, I need to look into this.

I got extra lucky in that there was an Airport card already installed too :)

I've also got an IDE to CF adapter en route at the moment, I was going to stick it in my Beige G3 but I'm thinking it would be great in the Pismo, 8GB CF vs ancient 6GB IBM drive.

 

BTW, does anyone know where I can download 9.2.1/9.2.2 updates? Apples site keeps giving me a not found error.

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Thanks, eventually found them. I've dug through my parts box and bumped the RAM up to 320MB and put in a 40 gig HD, dual booting Panther and 9.2.2. Was tempted to go for Tiger but when I remembered the grinding performance on my iMac DV I decided against it, the GPU is the one weak point of this machine for modern use.

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Cool score. I think Tiger would be plenty usable; I have it on a 333MHz-upgraded Rev. A iMac with 256MB RAM. It's not great but is still fast enough to be useful for basic stuff. I haven't put Shadowkiller on it yet and I expect that would help quite a bit.

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