Building the Ultimate Classic Mac.
austinpass at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 15:49:13 CDT 2016
> On 15 Jul 2016, at 21:15, Al Kossow <aek at bitsavers.org> wrote:
>> On 7/15/16 12:58 PM, Austin Pass wrote:
>> I have a "pinstripe" grey G4 PowerMac with (if memory serves) a 400Mhz CPU - would this be a safer bet?
> Yes, that or a slightly faster one. I like the ones where we went with gigabit ethernet (2nd gen G4?)
>> Is there any way to underclock the 1.25Ghz CPU's in the mirror door for improved reliability in the mirror door?
> Not without a rom change.
> One of the big problems was this was the first machine with tightly tuned ddr memory and there
> was a lot of magic performed to get it reliable.
> It's been a while, if it's 1.25, this may have been a next generation G4 that wasn't so power hungry.
> First gen MDD was bad.
> I was off of G4 and working on bringing up G5 by that time.
I didn't realise the ethernet was gigabit! We had it connected to a fairly undistinguished 100Mbit switch.
I have several G5's, but am at a loss as to what to do with them. If they supported classic Mac OS I'd have one up and running in a heartbeat.
What was the juciest AGP graphics card for the G4? Some form of GeForce?
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