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gromit95 Jun 3, 2001 10:22 PM
os9.0 on a 8500 120mhz
i want to install a usb card in my 8500 but it needs os 8.5. i'm running 8.1 . Is there any reason I cant load os 9.0 on my 8500 120mhz thanks fred :confused:
 
ericdelangen Jun 3, 2001 10:54 PM
the 8500 should technically support os 9.x, so I don't see why it shouldn't work. As long as you've got enough RAM, I don't think you should have problems... except that it probably won't run too fast unless you've upgraded the proc too. I've been thinking about installing it on my 8500, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Let me know what happens.
 
WillyB Jun 5, 2001 09:36 AM
After upgrading the processor to a 604e/233 card, my old 7500/100 runs OS 9.1 with NO problems. (before the upgrade however, it was running OS 9.0.4 with out a hitch!
 
<gromit95> Jun 5, 2001 01:40 PM
thanks for all the help
i'll see if i can find a copy of 8.5 on e-bay

fred :) :) :)
 
ddiokno Jun 5, 2001 03:27 PM
Hi Fred,
We have OS 9 running on some of our Mac 5500's in the schools. They are a little slower, but very usable. You just need to be sure that you have plenty of memory... also, instead of looking for a copy of 8.5 (which I have seen run between $70-99 still), you might want ot look into getting a G3 or G4 upgrade card, which would make your machine that much more usable and last that much longer :).
best of luck,
dave
 
ddiokno Jun 5, 2001 03:45 PM
Hi, here is a link to a great price on a G3 upgrade card... PowerLogix PowerForce G3 375/187 1MB PCI for $169. I think this would give you more bang for buck...
regards,
dave
 
mike one Jun 5, 2001 10:49 PM
i've installed 9.0 on a 7200, 90, 64MB.
it runs fine. slowly but surely. :)
 
malson Jun 6, 2001 04:25 AM
I have 9.1 currently running on my 8500/150. Maybe I lack perspective, but it doesn't feel slow or overly unresponsive. I say go for the upgrade!
 
capone Jun 6, 2001 09:25 PM
Just put enough ram in it and it will work fine
 
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