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Well, there was one of these on eBay, but it... 809 Views / 3 Replies  
Well, there was one of these on eBay, but it ended up going for about 60 bucks. A little too much for me to spend on the old SE/30. Ah well.

-Jason
Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 4, 2003 at 06:10 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
The SE/30 does have an 030 PDS slot. It is even... 809 Views / 3 Replies  
The SE/30 does have an 030 PDS slot. It is even possible to attach several PDS cards to it, but physical space is a limiting factor. There is no benefit to NuBus cards in particular, but being able...
Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 1, 2003 at 05:23 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
2nd Wave ExpanSE/30 ??? 809 Views / 3 Replies  
Is anyone familiar with this piece of hardware? Apparently it gives the SE/30 four external NuBus slots.. I'm curious to find out how well it works and how it hooks up..

-Jason
Posted by jasonyates, on Oct 31, 2003 at 09:02 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Any NetBSD/Mac68k users? 583 Views / 13 Replies  
I run it on my SE/30. Not very useful at 16mhz, but it impresses the girls. :D
Posted by jasonyates, on Apr 27, 2003 at 10:59 AM, in Mac OS X
Laptop memory compatibility? 362 Views / 0 Replies  
Are a regular SO-DIMM, PC100, and PC133 SO-DIMMs all compatible? I am buying for a system that only requires 66mhz but the PC133 seems to be cheaper..

-Jason
Posted by jasonyates, on Apr 27, 2003 at 10:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
Power Mac 8500 appreciation thread... 669 Views / 9 Replies  
Back in the mid '90s the Power Mac 8500 exemplified everything that I thought a computer should be. I was in 8th grade at the time, and $5000 was a little over my head. Since then I have had two, and...
Posted by jasonyates, on Mar 31, 2003 at 08:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: How do I delete invisible preference file. 773 Views / 6 Replies  
Ok, after you find it you still need to be able to actually delete it. To do this use ResEdit, do File -> Get Info, which will let you browse through your folders. Find the file probably in the...
Posted by jasonyates, on Mar 13, 2003 at 05:34 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
They do actually; You can get as new as 6.0.8 I... 570 Views / 6 Replies  
They do actually; You can get as new as 6.0.8 I believe. :)

-Jason
Posted by jasonyates, on Mar 13, 2003 at 05:27 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Re: I need System 7.5.5... 570 Views / 6 Replies  
If you poke around Apple's FTP site you will see that they have System 7.5.3, and the 7.5.5 updater available for download. I don't know if you have ethernet on the SE/30, but if you do you can also...
Posted by jasonyates, on Mar 12, 2003 at 02:26 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I have been building this machine up over the... 405 Views / 2 Replies  
I have been building this machine up over the last year or so. I had one down in Florida (I am in Chicago now) and I loved it, so I wanted another. I figured it would be cheaper than a new machine.....
Posted by jasonyates, on Mar 4, 2003 at 01:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Any Formac Proformance 3 video card users?? 405 Views / 2 Replies  
From the information I could find on this card, it seems to have been the top of the line for it's time. I have one in my Power Mac 8500 and it runs very well in classic Mac OS. These don't seem to...
Posted by jasonyates, on Mar 2, 2003 at 08:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: LVD to Narrow SCSI bus(PM6100) 467 Views / 6 Replies  
I have run the same drives both on the internal SCSI bus and with a SCSI card. Check OWC (eshop.macsales.com), they have information and links to the right jumper settings and whatnot in their...
Posted by jasonyates, on Feb 24, 2003 at 01:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
I second the idea of back/pre-ordering the name.... 581 Views / 5 Replies  
I second the idea of back/pre-ordering the name. I have seen a couple registrars that give this option for names that are approaching expiration.
Posted by jasonyates, on Feb 23, 2003 at 10:56 PM, in Developer Center
Re: Re: Re: Can I install os 9.1 on my machine 576 Views / 5 Replies  
I don't know what Apple says about it, but as far as I know the older machines (PCI PowerMacs, such as the 8500 for instance) will run up to 9.1 normally. 9.2.1, 9.2.2, etc. will also run, but that...
Posted by jasonyates, on Feb 23, 2003 at 10:44 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
How does having virtual memory on help? ... 792 Views / 14 Replies  
How does having virtual memory on help?

-Jason
Posted by jasonyates, on Dec 16, 2002 at 12:48 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Well, I don't know any of the specifics of my... 1,166 Views / 15 Replies  
Well, I don't know any of the specifics of my parts since they are all closed up in the case right now. As far as I know the memory is basicly just generic 30 pin SIMMs. I have eight 16mb SIMMs, 2...
Posted by jasonyates, on Dec 13, 2002 at 08:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
When I set my 8500 up I hit "Use Defaults" then... 792 Views / 14 Replies  
When I set my 8500 up I hit "Use Defaults" then turned off virtual memory. This put my disk cache to 4096k. I have 512mb of RAM. Should I see better performance if I set the disk cache higher?
...
Posted by jasonyates, on Dec 11, 2002 at 05:19 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Re: Problems with older Powermacs and the internet 681 Views / 4 Replies  
Ok, seems like you have your modem and PPP dialer set up right, you just need to set up your TCP control panel; Specifically, you have to put the DNS addresses in. The ISP should supply you with...
Posted by jasonyates, on Dec 11, 2002 at 05:15 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I think once you get into it BSD can be useful on... 1,166 Views / 15 Replies  
I think once you get into it BSD can be useful on an old Mac, however the install process takes very long, and any sizable compiling or file compression/expansion is also quite slow. That is my...
Posted by jasonyates, on Dec 8, 2002 at 03:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
My video card is now faster than my CPU... 561 Views / 1 Replies  
Haha, someone might remember that I was asking about faster PCI video cards for this 8500. Well after some reading around and searching on eBay I found a Formac Proformance III. This card seemed to...
Posted by jasonyates, on Dec 5, 2002 at 02:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you know an Apple-authorized tech or sales... 683 Views / 5 Replies  
If you know an Apple-authorized tech or sales center there is a quarterly or maybe annual set of CDs that Apple sends them which includes installers for basicly all the systems, as well as a bunch of...
Posted by jasonyates, on Dec 2, 2002 at 05:07 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Re: Source for OS 6 > 9.1 RETAIL and diagnostic Cd's? 683 Views / 5 Replies  
Well, I'm pretty sure System 6 didn't ship on CD. Beyond that, as far as I can tell you are pretty much on your own with eBay for finding older system CDs. None of the resale shops seem to have older...
Posted by jasonyates, on Dec 1, 2002 at 11:50 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Yeah, I don't know where my original post went.... 580 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeah, I don't know where my original post went. My 8500 is very nicely equipped now, and of course I would still keep it around if I got a Blue and White. I guess I was just trying to decide if it...
Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 27, 2002 at 01:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
8500/9500 cache compatibility? 365 Views / 0 Replies  
I recently bought a 1mb cache that was advertised for 9500s and PowerTower Pros. I thought this would work with my 8500 as well, but apparently not. Now I am just curious what the differences are..
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Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 25, 2002 at 06:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
So now that you guys have all these doo-dads... 830 Views / 8 Replies  
So now that you guys have all these doo-dads installed, do you actually do anything productive with the computer? :D I know some people will think I'm strange for this, but I just have a very minimal...
Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 19, 2002 at 06:02 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Well, to the above people who said it was... 885 Views / 17 Replies  
Well, to the above people who said it was probably going to be slow, I know what you meant now. Navigating around and running programs seems to work ok, but if I have to expand or compile anything it...
Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 15, 2002 at 04:27 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm usually an old hardware advocate, but for... 511 Views / 15 Replies  
I'm usually an old hardware advocate, but for someone who isn't a "Mac enthusiast" it might be better to stick with the Pentium.. Not to discourage you, but a 200mhz Pentium with a fresh install of...
Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 15, 2002 at 04:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm upgrading from the onboard video. I also have... 513 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm upgrading from the onboard video. I also have a Voodoo3 card but it doesn't do much better without the right drivers. I could probably make the Voodoo card work, but since I am not into gaming I...
Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 15, 2002 at 04:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well my install finally worked. I had to change... 885 Views / 17 Replies  
Well my install finally worked. I had to change my partitions and all is well now. Just need to remember some of those UNIX commands that I haven't used in a couple years now. :D

-Jason
Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 15, 2002 at 02:11 AM, in Mac OS X
Faster PCI video card?? (PowerMac 8500) 513 Views / 4 Replies  
Well, I'm thinking that slow video is now the bottleneck on my 8500. The system runs really well overall, but scrolling and things like that really crawl.

First of all, do you think a better video...
Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 15, 2002 at 02:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, as far as established limits of the... 1,166 Views / 15 Replies  
Well, as far as established limits of the hardware, I think I am pretty much establishing them. :) I'm sure there is someone else out there with a similar setup but I haven't gotten in touch with...
Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 15, 2002 at 01:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well after doing a little searching around I... 885 Views / 17 Replies  
Well after doing a little searching around I found out that this problem I have had is fairly common. SCSI read/write error #5.. Apparently the installer has a problem working with larger partitions....
Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 11, 2002 at 05:12 AM, in Mac OS X
Yeah I just want to do it for the hell of it.. I... 885 Views / 17 Replies  
Yeah I just want to do it for the hell of it.. I am having a problem with the installation as well. During the base package install it gives a couple SCSI errors then quits. I'm trying to figure out...
Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 9, 2002 at 12:10 AM, in Mac OS X
Anyone running BSD, Linux, etc. on 68k Mac? 885 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm just curious who else is here.. I'm trying to get OpenBSD going on my SE/30..

-Jason
Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 8, 2002 at 02:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, $9000 is probably about right. I've got no... 1,166 Views / 15 Replies  
Yeah, $9000 is probably about right. I've got no more than $200 into it including my shipping costs through eBay..

-Jason
Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 8, 2002 at 02:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
SE/30 is up and running... (!) 1,166 Views / 15 Replies  
Well, after dealing with several issues (which I solved with the help of these forums, thanks) the SE/30 is finally functional.

128mb RAM, 2gb hard drive, internal ethernet, etc. Running Mac OS...
Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 8, 2002 at 01:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well I think it will do some good because the... 773 Views / 16 Replies  
Well I think it will do some good because the only reason I want to do it is just for kicks anyways. If it accomplishes me messing around with something than it has done some good. You see, I don't...
Posted by jasonyates, on Nov 3, 2002 at 03:52 AM, in Mac OS X
What is the reason that Jaguar won't support it?... 773 Views / 16 Replies  
What is the reason that Jaguar won't support it? Hmm, if that is so then it means I will have to find an older version just to appease my curiousity.. :) I just enjoy messing around with different...
Posted by jasonyates, on Oct 31, 2002 at 05:56 PM, in Mac OS X
Unsupported question: Does X support dual 604e's?? 773 Views / 16 Replies  
I have an 8500 with a dual-processor card (two 200mhz 604e's), and I am wondering if OS X is going to support it? My copy of X should be here in a week or so, so if no one has any experience with...
Posted by jasonyates, on Oct 30, 2002 at 04:07 PM, in Mac OS X
Haha, looks like I'm getting a copy of Jaguar for... 575 Views / 6 Replies  
Haha, looks like I'm getting a copy of Jaguar for free through the X for Teachers thing, so I guess I will just go between that and System 7.5.5.

-Jason
Posted by jasonyates, on Oct 30, 2002 at 03:56 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Check eBay. Lots of decent PCI PowerMacs... 604 Views / 4 Replies  
Check eBay. Lots of decent PCI PowerMacs (7300-9600 range) and they go for much cheaper than refurbished systems from places like MacResQ or where ever..

-Jason
Posted by jasonyates, on Oct 30, 2002 at 03:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
Other Macintosh forums?? 486 Views / 9 Replies  
This site has been a good information source and I have actually gotten all my questions answered; I'm just curious if there are any other sites you guys frequent as well?

-Jason
Posted by jasonyates, on Oct 29, 2002 at 08:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Does anyone have any info on what kind of 30-pin... 488 Views / 3 Replies  
Does anyone have any info on what kind of 30-pin SIMMs will work with the SE/30? I ordered some more to test with but I'm really not sure if they are going to work.

The system booted with a...
Posted by jasonyates, on Oct 29, 2002 at 08:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well if the computer boots up and everything, and... 667 Views / 21 Replies  
Well if the computer boots up and everything, and the hard drive is making a noise, then it is probably bad or getting ready to fail. Are you able to use the computer with the clicking noise, or does...
Posted by jasonyates, on Oct 29, 2002 at 08:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
Grrr... (Forum changes??) 431 Views / 5 Replies  
Why did they reorganize the layout or whatever of the forums? I liked the "Older Systems and Clones" category! Sure it was a pretty slow moving forum, but now it seems like if you were to post an old...
Posted by jasonyates, on Oct 28, 2002 at 05:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
PCI PowerMac dual-processor support? 373 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm assuming yes, but I thought I would ask anyways; Will YDL support my dual 604e CPU card? Or more precisely will it support SMP with it? Is anyone out there running a setup like this?

-Jason
Posted by jasonyates, on Oct 27, 2002 at 07:56 AM, in Mac OS X
Downloading Yellow Dog Linux 2.3?? 272 Views / 2 Replies  
I have been trying to download the CD image for YDL but when it gets to the very end instead of closing the transfer it just sits there and then the file is bad if I cancel the download manually....
Posted by jasonyates, on Oct 24, 2002 at 07:16 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Oh woops, I didn't look at the links that... 1,228 Views / 40 Replies  
Oh woops, I didn't look at the links that closely. Only other thing I can recommend is getting something like FWB or I personally use something called Hard Disk Speed Tools.. It seems to recognize...
Posted by jasonyates, on Oct 24, 2002 at 07:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
SE/30 RAM question... 488 Views / 3 Replies  
Is anyone successfully running an SE/30 with 16mb SIMMs? I have four that I got from eBay (for 64mb total) and I am getting the death chimes or whatever when I turn the system on. I'm just wondering...
Posted by jasonyates, on Oct 23, 2002 at 07:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
http://www.euronet.nl/users/ernstoud/ This... 1,228 Views / 40 Replies  
http://www.euronet.nl/users/ernstoud/

This guy seems to have too much time on his hands. :) Tons of info about formatting SCSI drives as well as several different utilities (including the patched...
Posted by jasonyates, on Oct 23, 2002 at 11:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
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