Recipe for Turning your PM 7200 into a beast

digitalrampage

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 5, 2001
156
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Sydney, Australia
Recipe :

Description : Turn your old 7200 into a BEAST.

Ingredients :

1x PCI Firewire 3port/USB 2port Combo Card
1x Sonnet G4/400 PCI Card
4x 128mb FPM Dimms
1x 32mb PCI Grpahics card with DVI out
1x 18gb 10000 RPM HDD
1x SCSI Zip 250 and Beige Bezel
1x 32x SCSI CD-ROM
1x DVI-ADC COnverter hub
1x Apple Pro Keyboard
1x Apple Pro Mouse
1x 60gb FIrewire Drive
1x 16x CD-Burner DVD combo
1x Apple 17 Inch LCD Studio Display with ADC

Method :

Open 7200
Remove HD, memory, PC Card, CD
Clean
Install NEW ZIP, HDD, CD, USB FIREWIRE Card, Video card, and G4 400 PCI Card
Install new ram
Close case
Hook up all Firewire and USB modules
Hook up DVI to ADC Converter (yes these are available now!!!)
Hook up 17inch Flat panel display
Boot, install OS 9.1 (Os X is being planned for the Processor upgrade card)

And You got one mean mother of a PowerMac 7200 in all its glory.

And the best thing is, if you had enough cash, everything mentioned is possible.

Cheers

Aj
 

blakespot

Administrator
Jun 4, 2000
1,315
46
Alexandria, VA
There really is something to be said for the improved bus speed in the new G4's (133MHz) vs. the 7200 (50MHz). Also, the more advanced PCI arbitration chipset, etc.

Arn here moved from a 7500 (upgraded to G3 300) to a G4 350 and apparently the noticeable speed improvement was massive. And this was under OS 8.6, just general desktop stuff--so AltiVec was doing nothing here--this is mainly system architecture improvement issues--not as much MHz or G4's might over G3, etc. (G4's and G3's tend to bench similarly when AtliVec is not used.)



blakespot
 

MrMacMan

macrumors 604
Jul 4, 2001
7,003
11
1 Block away from NYC.
Did it cost More?

Originally posted by digitalrampage
Recipe :

Description : Turn your old 7200 into a BEAST.

Ingredients :

1x PCI Firewire 3port/USB 2port Combo Card
1x Sonnet G4/400 PCI Card
4x 128mb FPM Dimms
1x 32mb PCI Grpahics card with DVI out
1x 18gb 10000 RPM HDD
1x SCSI Zip 250 and Beige Bezel
1x 32x SCSI CD-ROM
1x DVI-ADC COnverter hub
1x Apple Pro Keyboard
1x Apple Pro Mouse
1x 60gb FIrewire Drive
1x 16x CD-Burner DVD combo
1x Apple 17 Inch LCD Studio Display with ADC

Method :

Open 7200
Remove HD, memory, PC Card, CD
Clean
Install NEW ZIP, HDD, CD, USB FIREWIRE Card, Video card, and G4 400 PCI Card
Install new ram
Close case
Hook up all Firewire and USB modules
Hook up DVI to ADC Converter (yes these are available now!!!)
Hook up 17inch Flat panel display
Boot, install OS 9.1 (Os X is being planned for the Processor upgrade card)

And You got one mean mother of a PowerMac 7200 in all its glory.

And the best thing is, if you had enough cash, everything mentioned is possible.

Cheers

Aj
Ah how much Money compared to a normal G4?
Really it seems like more.
 

Kela

macrumors 6502
May 12, 2001
287
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US
unneccesary post

Believe me or not, I actually think apple should go pack to the look of their old towers (i.e white). Looked very classical and stylish. Just imagine the power of a quiksilver dual 800 housed in an old tower very nice indeed.
 

Kela

macrumors 6502
May 12, 2001
287
0
US
no seriously

Honestly, they looked good. Just imagine. Or they should go with COMPLETELY clear cases.