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My new toy - Powermac 6100 piltdown man with 8100 HPV card
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Feb 20, 2013, 12:29 PM
 
Arrived some days ago, a Power Macintosh 8100 high performance video card with fully maxed out whopping 4 megs of DRAM video memory. I installed it in the PDS slot of my 6100 Power Mac and everything is running fine. 830x640 px with millions of colours - finally.





Now i need to get my hands upon a Newer Tech or Sonnet Crescendo G3 upgrade card and a 21" Multiple Scan display in order to fully exploit the buried capabilities of my old Power Mac.


Macintosh Quadra 950, Centris 610, Powermac 6100, iBook dual USB, Powerbook 667 DVI, Powerbook 867 DVI, MacBook Pro early 2011
     
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Feb 20, 2013, 05:08 PM
 
sweet!
     
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Feb 20, 2013, 05:18 PM
 
Makes me want to did out my old Amiga 3000 with Opelvision card from the basement and knob dick with it...
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Feb 25, 2013, 05:35 PM
 
Now you're getting me all nostalgic. My parents' first computer was a Performa 6116CD and a good friend of mine kept his 6100 into high school, upgrading it to a G3. I ditched all of my old Mac stuff when my parents cleaned out my old bedroom, I had piles of beige G3s in various states of overclocking and G4 upgrades, a 5200, my old 7100, and more.
     
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Feb 26, 2013, 07:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Now you're getting me all nostalgic. My parents' first computer was a Performa 6116CD and a good friend of mine kept his 6100 into high school, upgrading it to a G3. I ditched all of my old Mac stuff when my parents cleaned out my old bedroom, I had piles of beige G3s in various states of overclocking and G4 upgrades, a 5200, my old 7100, and more.
It was more fun computing a few years ago. I remember going to Akihabara and Machida in Japan to look for 68010 to get a 5-10% boost in speed on my Amiga 1000, or getting a slightly faster crystal oscillator to run my 7MHz CPU at 14MHz.
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