Perfoma/Powermac G3 6400/200, running 8.1 and hopping to upgrade to 9.2

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Hamsterz, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Hamsterz macrumors member

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    A useless piece of junk right now, because it boots and crashes in 2 minutes. Its OS got messed up, to many things changed and such. Now, I wanna get it running on 9.2, but it says its incompatible. Heres the stats:

    1997 computer

    32 MB ram
    2 GB HD (would clear)
    280 (I think) GHz processor, g3 (may be dual processor ??? )
     
  2. Dave H macrumors 6502

    Dave H

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    OS 9.1 is the last supported version of the OS, but it can be updated to 9.2.2 with this.
    http://os9forever.com/os9helper.html

    32MB of RAM is the bare minimum for OS 9. More is better.
     
  3. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    You need to get some more memory in that bad boy. It's pretty well useless with just 32MB.
     
  4. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    I had my 6400/180 running 9.1 pretty nicely. It had 196mb of RAM in it.
     
  5. Hamsterz thread starter macrumors member

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    Its a little hard to open up and get to the MOBO, since its so old and never really been open up, takes a lot of force. :(:confused:
     
  6. Mac SK macrumors member

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    It has srs surround sound and a subwoofer,great music box.:cool:
     
  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    The 6400 has a slide out mobo, doesn't it? :confused: Just unscrew it and pull. No need to open the case.
     
  8. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd stick with OS 8.6 on this machine. Best performance with compatibility. Don't bother with 9 unless you need to run OS 9 specific applications.

    There is even a website dedicated to this old girl. Click here for more info.
     
  9. Mac SK macrumors member

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    Just saw a 6400/180 at the thrift store for $2.02. Had a network card and modem.:)
     
  10. Hamsterz thread starter macrumors member

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    You should have got it! Great deal right there.
     
  11. Mac SK macrumors member

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    Ive got too many Macs now...looking for something really groovey. I did try to open it up but the mobo tray was stuck and the 'put out' lady came by and gave me an ugly look. Had to close it back up. :(
     
  12. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    I know the feeling of too many Macs, but whats not groovy about a built in subwoofer???? :)
     

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