found macintosh 8150/110 need information

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by csnone, May 25, 2016.

  1. csnone macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2015
    a few days ago I acquired a macintosh 8150/110 AKB its codename Starbucks. YES it does have April 1995 "speedbump" 110 MHz as per title . now my question is this. couldn't find any of them for sale. mine appears to function but doesn't have OS (not sure about HD haven't taken apart). what is the value of such an item? cannot find boot disks for it Or the 7.1.2 - 9.1 it needs. it is build of 6-1995.
  2. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    Fun value? It has a ton! Monetary value? Not much!

    Check out the OS 9 Lives website for some software for it. If it's not booting, chances are that the HDD is shot at this point; first step would be a new one. It's getting increasingly difficult to find older SCSI drives, but they're out there if you poke around eBay.
  3. oi! Suspended

    Jan 10, 2016
    IIRC, that was one of the late PowerPC 601 chips, 110mhz was the second fastest (factory) speed from it, the 8200/120 was the only thing faster. You might be able to over clock it to 135mhz.

    I think the 8150 was a server version of the 8100. I don't think the servers came with a graphics card as standard, if you have, that's great, if it's one of the 4mb pds cads, then you are very lucky.

    It came with 8 simm slots, back then 32mb sticks were as good as it got, giving a max ram of 264 MB. Stick size was the limiting factor, and 64mb sticks are available with a bit of hunting around eBay (for instance) for a 512mb total.
    There are even 128mb sticks! For a total of 1Gb (theoretically).

    I read somewhere on the net*, the 256mb sticks for the HP Workstation 3000/9000 (part no. A3737-60001) work on the these models.
    This would give a theoretical 2Gb of ram!!!
    I suspect the machine wouldn't recognize all of it, but I'd love to know how much it did recognize.

    Also, I think I remember there were G3 and G4 upgrade cards available for this machine.

    Please, please, keep us posted.

    * I read it on the net, so there's no guarantee it's true.
  4. reddrag0n macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2007
  5. csnone thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2015
    thanks for all the replies. when I got it, the guy who sold it to me also included a file box full of assorted RAM. not sure if it goes with the 8150/110 there are literally hundreds of sticks. if any one is interested I can open it up and take some pictures of the components inside the machine and some of the assorted stuff I got that came with it. tried powering it up again last night, it came up with the smiling mac icon, then the question mark folder.
  6. d-oost macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2016
    That means it works, but it cannot find an operating system. Does it have a hard drive? If not, that's the issue. Else, try getting a copy of Mac OS from the Macintosh Garden and installing it. If that fails, the hard drive's bad.
  7. oi! Suspended

    Jan 10, 2016

    Also, you might find OS discs on eBay. I think it's nice to have them, not that you'd need them any time soon.

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