OMG I just built the fastest 400Mhz B&W G3 :)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by contoursvt, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. contoursvt macrumors 6502a

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    G3 B&W 400Mhz
    4x 256mb PC100 - 1024mb
    36gig Ultra160 Fujitsu 15,000RPM SCSI drive as startup
    40gig ATA drive as second HD for data
    8x Sony internal DVD +/-R burner
    Rage 128 PCI video

    The addition of the 36gig 15K scsi drive has made all the difference in the world. Its not even the same computer. Its insane :) Well insane for a G3. Are there some file system benchmark tests I can do? Maybe some software that does drive speed tests?
     
  2. RGunner macrumors 6502a

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    Couple tools available...

    see www.attotech.com for their benchmark (you need to log in to download it, free). and Intech speedtools is probably the most accurate (purchase only).

    more information and a nice database at www.macgurus.com

    now you just need the PowerLogix 1.1 zif.
     
  3. jdiddy macrumors member

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    I was just given the same system although definately not as spiffy as yours. Can you boot from a 3rd party dvd drive in that system? I want to toss my old NEC dvd-rw drive in it
     
  4. contoursvt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I was able to boot with the aftermarket DVD drive. I pulled it out of my older 2Ghz Pentium4 machine. Its a Sony. I chose that one because the button lined up perfectly with the flip down door. I think I might go on ebay and find a used PCI card that would be better than the Rage 128. I guess the best for this box would be the Radeon 7000 PCI.
     
  5. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Actually the Radeon 9200pci is a much better card, w/128mb of vram and a much faster gpu.......

    I got one for ~$75 not too long ago :)
     
  6. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Many Sony drives are bootable on Macs, as are other brands. Got one in my smurfbox right now. Check www.xlr8.com database for user reports......
     

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