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wts

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Oct 3, 2009
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Is there Anyone here who would please share a copy of Sonnet PCI X Installer software ?
 

HAL-9600

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Jun 3, 2015
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Is there Anyone here who would please share a copy of Sonnet PCI X Installer software ?

Hello wts, did you manage to get a copy of the PCI X Installer software? I'm currently scouring the internet but can't find it anywhere. I've messaged Sonnet support and they say it's no longer available.
 

wts

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Oct 3, 2009
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believe it or not when i have the time still trying to get my 8500 converted to OS X and i seem to recall finding the sonnet PCI X installer software however i did not have too much luck making it work for me to install Tiger.

I will get back to you in a few days.
 

HAL-9600

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Jun 3, 2015
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believe it or not when i have the time still trying to get my 8500 converted to OS X and i seem to recall finding the sonnet PCI X installer software however i did not have too much luck making it work for me to install Tiger.

I will get back to you in a few days.

Thank you. I've just upgraded a PowerMac 9600 with a Sonnet Crescendo 400/G4 and I can't find the software to install OS X anywhere. It's currently running very well with OS 9.2.2 but I really want to push the machine to OS X and XpostFacto just won't work for me for some reason.
 

JTPerseus

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Jan 30, 2021
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Obviously late to the game here but I too I'm looking for a copy of PCI X Installer and TuneUp. If anyone has a copy of them, I would be most appreciative if it could be shared. Thanks.
 

reddrag0n

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Oct 1, 2007
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i probably have them on my old hard drive hooked up to my mac. will check and see if i can find them

*edit
Found them on my old drive, updated the links above so they should all work now. Also added external links to macintosh garden for their archive along with macintosh repository
 
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JTPerseus

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Jan 30, 2021
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Hey reddrag0n,

Thanks so much for digging up. I DL'd both files. Couple of questions if you can remember:
1. The literature says this for PCI X Installer:
If you already have the PCI X Installer, but have not yet installed Mac OS X on your PCI Power Mac, use this software to update to v1.2.6. Requires that the original Sonnet software (PCI X Install, Crescendo/PCI X Install, or MAXpowr PCI X Install) be present on your hard drive, and Mac OS 9.1 is installed.

Is the updater a stand alone product or does it require original PCI X Installer to work? What's interesting is the original install and updater both have same version number which is confusing.

2. I want to run this on 10.4.11 which I already have running through Xpostfacto. Do you know if this will work on 10.4.11? The literature states it works with OS 10 thru 10.2 so that's why I ask. The other reason for doing this is that I have been unable to enable my L2 cache which makes 10.4.11 run a bit sluggish. I've read where this PCI X Installer fixes that and makes the OS run faster.
 

reddrag0n

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Oct 1, 2007
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I think that one is only the updater, trust me, i found only 1 copy of the acrual pcix install and no one else out there has it to share. I still hunt for it out there but nothing yet
 

JTPerseus

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Jan 30, 2021
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FYI,
I finally got around to installing the PCI X installer update and it didn't work. When I tried to install it, it looked for the original 1.2.6 file. It never found it and then it just quit. Tried it twice, same results.
 
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