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NEID Printing Sep 12, 2000 07:31 PM
7500 to 8600 Upgrade?
Please excuse me if this has been discussed before.

I have the opportunity to buy a 604e daughter card pulled from an PM 8600. Will it work in my PM 7500? TIA http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/smile.gif --Glen
 
The Wolfe Sep 12, 2000 09:18 PM
The 8600 card should physically fit into your 7500, but due to possible electrical differences and/or pin-outs in the card's connectors, it may not actually work.

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Eliott Wolfe
Winnetka, Calif
 
tonymac Sep 12, 2000 09:21 PM
Theoretically, it should work. These machines all use the same G3 upgrade cards, so pin outs and electrical requirements should be the same. I haven't actually tried this, however.
 
NEID Printing Sep 14, 2000 12:14 AM
Apparently the card will not work. According to a response from comp.sys.mac.hardware.misc

"No, it won't work. The 8600 and 9600's with the 250 -> 350 MHz daughtercards have Kansas motherboards, which are different than the
Tsunami/TNT motherboards in the 7500/8500/9500". --Mark Heiple

Thought I share this new info with the forum. Thanks Mark and thanks to those who responded http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/wink.gif --Glen
 
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