Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Enthusiast Zone > Classic Macs and Mac OS > Upgrading a Power Tower Pro 180

Upgrading a Power Tower Pro 180
Thread Tools
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Au
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 20, 2002, 05:31 PM
 
I have along with my iMac a power tower pro 180, of which I want to get a little more speed out of,
and there are two things I wish to do:

The first is get more memory in to it, I have found a vendor who is selling the DIMMS for these older Macs/clones,
but I have one little problem, I don't know what voltage the ram is, and I don't want to order the wrong
sort.

The second thing is. I would like to upgrade the CPU on this machine, I have a friend who had upgraded his
beige g3, and still has the 233 G3 (i think) and its carrier board, is there any way I can use this, in the
power tower, or will I need to get a new cpu board?

Benjamin
I saw two shooting stars last night,
I wished on them, but they were only satilites,
its wrong to wish on space hardware,
I wish, I wish, I wish you'd care.

Billy Bragg -- New England.
     
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: West Michigan Lakeshore
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 21, 2002, 04:31 PM
 
I have a PowerComp. clone, and your tower would take the same type of RAM: 70 ns 168-pin DIMMs. I have a 128-mb chip in there now, and it works flawlessly.

I have a Sonnet G3 card, which also rocks. Sorry I don't know about the beige G3 mobo.

[ 01-21-2002: Message edited by: Mac-Guy ]
Otis Day?? He loves us!
     
Mac Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Fort Myers, FL, USA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 21, 2002, 05:00 PM
 
You'll want 168-pin 5.0V FPM DIMMS. Remember your motherboard is the same design as a Macintosh 9500... so hopefully that will help you in your quest. As far as the card is concerned, if it is a ZIF-socket card (ZIF stands for zero insertion force... and I think the beige G3s used them), you can use the processor, but you'll need a PCI-carrier card from XLR8 or someone like that to install into your processor slot. You can install the ZIF-processor onto the carrier card and the carrier card into your processor slot. Hope this helps.

Chris
     
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Au
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 21, 2002, 11:56 PM
 
Thanks heaps, now with this info I will find out the costs involved in upgrading
this old machine...


Benjamin
I saw two shooting stars last night,
I wished on them, but they were only satilites,
its wrong to wish on space hardware,
I wish, I wish, I wish you'd care.

Billy Bragg -- New England.
     
<anonymous>
Guest
Status:
Reply With Quote
Jan 22, 2002, 10:29 AM
 
Here's a good site to do pricing:
http://macgurus.com/

But obviously, do some comparison shopping, especially for the RAM.
http://www.tdl.com/~netex/ram/ram.html#The RAM Guide
     
<anonymous>
Guest
Status:
Reply With Quote
Jan 22, 2002, 10:37 AM
 
     
   
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:35 AM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2015 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2