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Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by 4macs, Nov 25, 2008.
I have Performer 6400/200 can it be made to run osx and where might I find that informatim.
I don't believe any version of OS X will run on a Performa. If I'm not mistaken, even the earliest versions of OS X required a G3 chip.
OS 9 is tops, according to EveryMac.com
You should be able to do it but not with vanilla OSX. The highest you'll be able to go (without a CacheCard Slot G3 Upgrade - rare nowadays) is 10.2.8 using XPostFacto, although they advise that installations on 64/6500 Macs is very unstable.
Not really something I'd recommend. Heaps of pitfalls, problems, etc etc.
I have a Performa 6400/180 and it was pretty slow running OS9 with 256mb of RAM in it. Its a cool Mac with the built in subwoofer and all, but I don't think running OSX would be a very good idea.
Whilst you can, technically, use xpostfacto to run up to 10.2 on a 603e, you really don't want to, it's horrible even on a 604e. Even if you could find one of the L2 slot G3 cards you still would have the 40 mhz bus and 136 meg RAM ceiling to deal with and that would be crippling for OS X. The OS would (possibly) run but you couldn't do anything constructive on it.
Like Hrududu my 6400/180 - Rage 128, is even pretty sluggish under OS 9 so I'd recommend 8.6 for the best performance/features balance, max out the RAM, make sure you have a L2 cache stick and bung in a cheap Rage 128 GL/Pro (a Radeon is overkill without a G3 upgrade in this machine). Whatever you do, do not try and get anything like decent performance from the onboard Valkyrie graphics chipset because it's pretty terrible.
i was afrair of thar guess is just gather.
Put 8.6 on it ,add a usb card and an ethernet card and network to other macs.
Agreed. 8.6 is probably the leanest system you can run on this machine. Just remember that you'll need to find a USB 1.0 PCI Card. A lot of USB 2.0 cards don't work with USB Card 1.4.1 drivers.
If you're going to add ethernet then make sure you get a comms slot card, you only have 2 PCI slots and you'll need one for USB and one for decent (relatively) graphics.
Yes, I'll agree with that, but if you want 100baseT then it has to be PCI. I've not seen a 100BaseT Comm Slot II Ethernet Card.
I guess it depends on which two of the three you need most, USB, 100BaseT Ethernet or faster graphics.
Farallon made 100 Base-T comm slot II cards
Whoops... my bad.
Would love to have a few of these. Never saw one here in Australia.
Sounds like it could be a storage device.
Thank all of you who responded I appreciae it