Subject: Re: Quadra 650 or 700?
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From: J. Seth Henry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/12/2001 09:13:44
I'm not sure what the confusion is all about? The Q650 and the Q800 have
the same logic board (the 650 is just clocked slower). The I/O is better,
the system runs faster, supports 72pin SIMMs, and best of all, can be
converted into a Q800 very easily. I actually owned a Q700 for a while,
and replaced its logic board with a Centris 650 board (that now believes
it is a Q800 board).
If the floppy is the only thing holding this up, ask yourself how often
you use the floppy in BSD - or even in MacOS? I keep one around for
emergencies, but most of the time - it's nothing more than a dust catcher.
The only other downside is the video - the Q650/800 don't support 24-bit
color onboard - but X runs just fine in 16-bit, so I don't see this as a
major problem. The video system is also a tad faster than the Q700's
Maybe it's just me - but this seems like a no-brainer. Go for the Q650.
On Thu, 12 Jul 2001, Cameron Kaiser wrote:
> > As has already been pointed out, the _Quadra_ 650 has onboard ethernet, too.
> Yep, I think I was thinking of the Centris, or something.
> > >I think the 700's max is only 68MB (even my IIci does better than that),
> > >including the 4MB on the board (and since you can only see 64MB in the 700's
> > >configuration, 4MB on your SIMMs is lost if you max out the RAM bank).
> > Huh? My Q700 has 4x16 MByte SIMMs, and I sure do see 68 MByte in total...
> I got this info from LowEndMac. I've never had a fully loaded Q700 :-/
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