What are the oldest mac systems you all are running?

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  1. Wellander macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    What are the oldest mac systems you all are running?
    I am courious.
    Sorry But I love talking about old obsolete stuff.
    Thanks.
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    My oldest is a "Late 2005-" model Dual 2.7GHz Power Mac G5.

    And it's pretty much an obsolete piece of crap. :rolleyes: :D
     
  3. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a

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    The oldest Mac I have "running" is a 400 MHz Sawtooth. It works, but due to a power supply problem it won't display video. :)
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Sill have a Snake Bite running OS9.2.2 for Retrospect.
    Mainly because SCSI card support on OS X SUCK(ED/S).
     
  5. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    So far I've got you all beaten...

    I have an old Quadra running system 7 :)
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Use it or have it? I still have my SE 30 but I don't use it or run it.
     
  7. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    Well, my oldest commonly used system is my Quadra 950 (introduced in May of 1992) which has three 21" displays, a PowerPC 601 upgrade and a CDR drive.

    My oldest semi-daily use system is my Power Macintosh 8100av (introduced in March of 1994) which has two 16" and one 20" displays and a G3/500 upgrade.

    Next oldest (in current use) system is my Power Macintosh 7500 (introduced in August of 1995) which has been upgraded to a PowerPC 604e/210. I use this system as a server currently (I didn't have the heart to take it down completely when it was replaced as my main Rhapsody workstation).

    My oldest daily use system is my Power Macintosh 8600/300 (introduced in August of 1997). Other than the addition of an ATI Rage 128 video card, it is pretty much as shipped (with far more RAM, maxed VRAM and a larger hard drive). This system beats out my Beige G3 Mini Tower by 4 months (which has a G4/533 upgrade, ATI Radeon 7000 video card and UltraATA/66 card added to it). The original PowerPC 604eV is more than fast enough for me to do all the graphics work that I do in Rhapsody... and play games.
     
  8. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Sometimes I fire it up to play a game on it. I don't even know what the game is called but its on there :)
     
  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  10. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816

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    I gave my parents a iMac DV G3 400

    They use it daily. Works like a champ.

    - Doc
     
  11. plinden macrumors 68040

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    17" Intel Core Duo iMac.
    Well ... I am a recent switcher.
     
  12. ahunter3 macrumors 6502

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    Oldest system in everyday use (by me personally) is running 8.6, on a 7100/80 accelerated to G3/300 w/136 MB RAM.
     
  13. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I still use a Mac IIci with 7.5.3 and a PowerBook 170 running 7.1...

    Up until last year I fired up my Apple //e fairly often to play games on it .
     
  14. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Finally upgraded, huh? :)
     
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    Quadra 900, System 7.5.5.
     
  17. tsfall macrumors newbie

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    Got you all beaten so far then!!!

    Still running an SE (not SE/30) on System 6!

    LOL
     
  18. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Have alot of old Macs....

    But the oldest I actually use:
    G3 B&W 350 MHz.

    Use it as my gateway... :cool:
     
  19. Queso macrumors G4

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    Rev A PB12". I eBayed my Lime iMac DV400 just before Christmas after buying my iMac G5. It was just over six years old, which isn't bad going.
     
  20. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    I still use a Powerbook 5300 from time to time, but ever since I got my powerbook I have stopped using it.
     
  21. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    powered on as of right now, 1400cs running 7.5.3, imac g3 400 puple beast, beige g3 233 in an atx case, ibook g3 800, sawtooth sonnet frankenmac thingy at 1.4ghz, and dual g5 1.8.

    keeping the surge suppressor industry alive and well.
     
  22. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    I've got a Macintosh II with System 6.0.8. It's not in daily use, but it's sitting in a few feet away from me ready to be started by pressing the power button. It's even got a SCSI Zip Drive hooked up to it so I can easily transfer data onto/off of it. The 800K floppies it takes are near impossible to read from/write to with anything resembling a modern computer.
     
  23. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Buy a new power supply?
     
  24. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    I win. Obviously. :rolleyes:

    MacBook Pro w/1.5 GB of Ram and 1.83 GHz.

    Pssh.
     
  25. Vader macrumors 65816

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    I recently got an SE ($5 at a garage sale, there is a thread on it somewhere).
    Anyway, someone is sending me some system 6, so hopefully I will be running that thing before the end of May!
     

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