My Perfect Mac!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by paulwgraber, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. paulwgraber macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2013
    Just wanted everyone to know I finally finished building my Mac. Specs: FW 800 MDDG4 1.25 GHZ, Dual Boots into 9.2.2 and 10.5.8, 2 G RAM, 4 250G Hard drives, PCI wireless card, Upgraded PS fans and last but not least an ATI 8500 Radeon. I run all my DOS games on Boxer in os X perfectly and all my old mac games in 9.2.2. Thanks to all for your help. Love my machine. Priceless.
  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
  3. cocacolakid macrumors 65816


    Dec 18, 2010
  4. redhatcode29 macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2014
    Kuala Lumpur
    Picture Hungry !
  5. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    FW 800 MDDs can't natively boot Classic OS 9. I'm sure a lot of people would be curious about how you solved this problem.
  6. weckart macrumors 601

    Nov 7, 2004
    You can 'downgrade' the firmware to a FW400 model and then it will work.
  7. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    I wanted an MDD for a long time and finally had one. To say the least after a while I was losing interest in it, especially the time I bought a Dual 1GHZ QuickSilver, but that doesn't have a dedicated line in slot, one place I give props to the MDD! And the four hard drive bays.
  8. paulwgraber thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2013
    I loaded the FW400 firmware into it. Worked like a charm!
  9. PowerMac G4 MDD macrumors 68000

    PowerMac G4 MDD

    Jul 13, 2014
    At the intersection of Conch and Coral.
    Nice, my MDD is the dual 1.25Ghz model w/2GB RAM (non-FW800). I recently added two extra HDs (making three), which were both 500GB drives. It was pretty unnecessary to do this though. xD An MDD would make a good server if the dual models weren't so power-hungry. I suppose I ought to stick them in my old graphite G4 and download the software that undoes the 128GB limit these things have.

    Other than the noise and power hungriness, (or possibly PSU failure) these machines are great.
  10. gooser macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2013
    i'm not even sure i would want a perfect mac. i like having many of them, each better than others at specific tasks scattered all over everywhere depending on where i am.

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