View Full Version : Own a Piece of History!

Apr 29, 2002, 02:01 PM
Hey guys. I have 2 original iMacs if anyone is interested. I don't want to sell them for their specs, more as their history.

C'mon all, you want to own the ORIGINAL iMac? I have TWO here, both blueberry with upgrades on the RAM.

Apr 29, 2002, 03:16 PM
Are these rev D 266 or rev D 333?

I've been looking for a few of these to build a racked cluster. I don't care about the monitor itself or the power supply.

I'll offer you $50.00 each to start off cuz I don't know how fuctional they are.

Ensign Paris
Apr 29, 2002, 03:25 PM
I will give u $100 for one of them (I really have no use for one but it can sit next to my eMac (well when I get one!)


Apr 29, 2002, 05:05 PM
Yes, they both work. They are the Rev. A models, 233MHz. Though they have been upgraded to 160MB of RAM.

50? 100 dollars?

I can just go on ebay and get 250 for each.

BTW- they have the original mice and keyboards.

King Cobra
Apr 29, 2002, 05:11 PM
Just to correct you, MacAztec, the Rev. A iMac (233MHz) was Bondi Blue.

It is a wierd coincidence that you are selling the iMac with the same amount of memory mine has!

Speaking of memory, I asked this before, but I did not get exact answers. What is the maximum amount of memory the iMac can handle? I have gotten answers ranging from 256 to 640MB, but no official word.

Any time is a great time for iPod.

Apr 29, 2002, 05:24 PM
I am pretty sure that the 233MHz are Blue Berry. The 333MHz were Bondi-Blue, but I could be wrong.

My 333MHz iMac houses 288MB of RAM...max. I think the 233MHz are maxed at 160MB.

The newer crt iMacs hold 640MB of RAM.

King Cobra
Apr 29, 2002, 05:53 PM
Well, I just checked out the following two websites...



...and it shows that the 233MHz version of the iMac was "Bondi Blue." The blueberry version was the 333MHz version and is also very blue. You could tell.

I also checked out the maximum memory for the 233MHz iMac and it said 512MB of RAM.

Just FYI. I don't mean to insult your intelligence. I am just stating the facts.

Any time is a great time for iPod.

Apr 29, 2002, 06:20 PM
Here's how it goes:

Rev A: 233 G3, 66Mhz bus, Bondi blue, IRDA, Mezzanine, 4Mb of VRAM.

Rev B: As above but 2 Mb of Additional VRAM factory installed.

Rev C:266 G3, 66Mhz bus, Fruit flavoured colours, no IRDA or Mezzanine, 6Mb of Vram factory installed.

Rev D: As rev C but with a 333 G3.

All rev A-D iMacs officially support 256, unnoficially they support 512.

Apr 29, 2002, 06:28 PM
My 233MHz has a sauldered 32MB RAM module. You can only put a 128MB chip in the user slot, a 256 will not fit.

My 333MHz accepted the 256MB chip....

Apr 29, 2002, 06:32 PM
Of the 2 RAM modules one was Soldered in???

That's not Kosher......

BTW: Only "low profile" SODIMMS larger than 64 MB will fit so a standard size 256 won't. Theoretically you should be able to put in a pair of low profile 256's.

Apr 29, 2002, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by MacAztec
My 233MHz has a sauldered 32MB RAM module. You can only put a 128MB chip in the user slot, a 256 will not fit.

My 333MHz accepted the 256MB chip....

The iMac's didn't have RAM soldered onto the chip, all RAM went onto the processor daughter card, except for video memory.

As mentioned above, you can install a low profile 256MB SODIMM into the lower slot on the cpu, and a full height (or low profile) into the upper slot. With that combination, you can get up to 512MB of RAM into that puppy.

Check the Apple System profiler, I can gurantee that all RAM is in either the upper or lower slot, nothing extra.

Apr 29, 2002, 08:18 PM
Hey MacAztec... if you are interested, we could use those where I work (a YMCA Camp). The really cool thing is that we are nonprofit. That means that if you make a donation, we send you a letter for a tax write off for the value of the computers! We actually get some pretty cool things because of our nonprofit status...

I would love to replace the staff internet computer (ancient pc) with a mac!!!

If anyone else wants to offload anything let me know... byerskc@net-link.net


Apr 29, 2002, 09:54 PM
who decides what they're value is?

Apr 30, 2002, 12:35 AM
I am interested in one of them. I will have to save money over the next month or so. Our daughter has a massive amout of games, and is a little Mac lover. Every time she sees an Apple, she says "daddy's computer." I will post some pics of her on our stie playing with our Flower Power. Anyway, she has take over the iMac, and my iBook is for work, so my wife can never do anything. A rev A would be great for her. Please lets stay in touch on this, and lets come to a price. Like I said it will take about a month or so to get it all together.


My site is in my profile.

Apr 30, 2002, 07:39 AM
Originally posted by dualburn001
who decides what they're value is?

Who ever makes the donation decides their value. Within reason of course! :D

Apr 30, 2002, 08:33 AM
Man, if I had two moms I could giving it to them.