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#1 2015-01-10 03:59:25

Dnal
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It's Alive! PM9600/500G3

I have resurected my 9600/200MP as a 500/G3 with Voodoo3.  Can't say I'm a big fan of Classiila on this as the typing is super slow, but it is working again.

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#2 2015-01-10 05:12:50

jt
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Re: It's Alive! PM9600/500G3

Nice, have fun with it.

I've got a 9500 I need to play around with some more, but when I do anything with that or the 8600, tabs and bits fall off larger parts and smaller ones go poof when you breathe on them a little too hard. How do you like the 9600 case? I've never seen one of those or even a Beige MicroTower IRL.

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#3 2015-01-10 13:22:33

Dnal
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Re: It's Alive! PM9600/500G3

I love the 9600 case.  I bought this new in 1998 or 99 and used it until 2002.  I always intended to put it back in service but haven't for 13 years.  I plugged it is and fiddled around with the video cards and it fired right up.

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#4 2015-01-10 17:42:59

jt
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Re: It's Alive! PM9600/500G3

Yeah, I hear that love for SentimentalMacs The user group connection Performa 6360 refurb and used Duo 2300c have never actually been taken out of service, only having been assigned support/backup duty.

The (brand new!) DA/466 only came offline because the PSU bit the big one fairly recently. I had the used QS'02/1GHzDP just sitting there waiting to have its backup machine setup completed. That one died in the same manner and I went back to the collection for backup with disastrous results. Now I've got the MDD'03/1.25GHz/FW400/OS9se I got during PSU donor acquisition time in the process of being set up as the new backup machine.

I like it muuuuch better when the backup machine is the next upgrade level. wink

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#5 2015-01-10 18:27:54

MJ313
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Re: It's Alive! PM9600/500G3

jt wrote:

How do you like the 9600 case? I've never seen one of those or even a Beige MicroTower IRL.

Act fast and you can have one of your very own smile tongue

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Apple/CHAPM9600/

mmm.... beige!

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#6 2015-01-10 19:55:40

ClassicHasClass
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Registered: 2014-05-26
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Re: It's Alive! PM9600/500G3

Dnal wrote:

I have resurected my 9600/200MP as a 500/G3 with Voodoo3.  Can't say I'm a big fan of Classiila on this as the typing is super slow, but it is working again.

D

Part of the problem is that TC causes Classilla to repeatedly repaint the screen, so it's using a lot of its time in updates. You don't notice this because the window is double buffered, but in debug paints it's nearly 80% tied up doing that. I'm trying to think of the best way to at least put a cap on screen updates for 9.3.4, which will help.

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#7 2015-01-11 04:57:55

jt
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Re: It's Alive! PM9600/500G3

MJ313 wrote:

mmm.... beige!

mmm  .  .  .  money staying in my pocket! tongue The PEx-in-a-Drawer has a more accessible case, more I/O expansion capability and was paid for something like nine years ago! If I wanna see beige, I could always put the skins back on the 7600, but in its MetalMiniTower config, it has more open bay expansion than the 9600.

Besides, beige is B-O-R-I-N-G-!-!-! roll big_smile

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#8 2015-01-11 12:27:22

MJ313
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Re: It's Alive! PM9600/500G3

PlasticDrawerHack™ really is just so much... cooler smile

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#9 2015-04-22 02:26:25

Schmoburger
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Re: It's Alive! PM9600/500G3

I'm still trying to get my 9600/200MP running... SO painfully close to doing so yet still so far. My next course of action is to source a known-good power supply and also the stock video card to rule out compatibility or lack of power.

And +1 for SentiMacs... still have just about all of mine that are of any significance, except my entry to the New World, the lime Rev. C which I sold to partly fund an upgrade to an at the time still pretty new and rather costly G3 B+W, which was my first mac tower, and I pretty much tore it to bits and replaced everything in it... Replaced logic board with a Rev.2, 450Mhz CPU (it had was a stock Rev.1 300 when I bought it), REv.2 graphics card which came out again to make way for an R7000 lter on, hard drives, CD-drive replaced with a DVD burner. Only original bit is the PSU and case.I still have my FrankenG3 as a toy (and still usable at a stretch as a daily if i please), the FrankenYikes G4 as a backup machine if the G5 goes pearshaped as the first G5 I had did, and even still have the pearshaped G5 as it still boots and runs sometimes when it feels like it. Also still even have my long-dead PM5500 which was my first PowerPC Mac, and the 2nd Mac I ever got (one of my beige Pluses).


Stay hungry... Stay foolish.
G5 2.0DC, Yikes G4/500 Sonnet-Enhanced, B+W G3/450, 9600/200MP, 7600/200, iMacs DVSE Graphite and 600 Snow, 7220/200, WGS 7350/180, 6360/160, 5500/250 DE, Pismo, 2x Lombards, 6100/66DOS, 2x CC's, 3x Pluses, 512K, SE/30, SE Superdrive, 2x Classics, IIvx, IIci, IIsi, 3x LC520, 4x LC575, 5x P580, LC, LCIII, //gs LE, 2x ROM 02 //gs', IIe... and I'm outta characters!

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