Subject: Re: Documentation for graphics cards
To: Tim & Alethea Larson <email@example.com>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/29/2007 18:51:16
On Aug 29, 2007, at 3:58 PM, Tim & Alethea Larson wrote:
> Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
>> Well, I'd certainly welcome a full-features 68040 chip (or two) --
>> that is, with a built-in FPU. The ones I have are 68LC040 and
>> they are slow as molasses. Plus some extra RAM for a Performa 475
>> (80 ns, 72 pin SIMM) could be helpful too. Anyone? :-)
> I definitely have some RAM of those specs, however the 475 only has
> a single slot and it will be hard to find anything larger than 16
> MiB, giving you a total of only 20 MiB. I know for a fact the
> largest I have is 16 MiB.
20 MB should be enough for what I want it to do, I suppose: basically
boot modified kernels and ensure they work. The thing is it
currently has only 4 MB, so it is unusable. For anything "heavier",
I already have another box, a Performa 630, which has 40MB itself.
(Why two? They have different hardware, so trying changes on
multiple combinations is good :-)
BTW, another person has offered me to send RAM privately. I'll get
back to you if he can't send it for whatever reason :-)
> I have a Q660AV in rough, but working (IIRC), condition. I was
> going to say I could pull its CPU for you (as long as it is
> socketed) but maybe you'd rather have the whole box? Then you'd
> have a higher RAM ceiling too.
> Where are you located, for purposes of shipping estimates?
Spain. Shipping anything big and heavy is not an option I guess,
plus I don't really have space here to keep more computers! But the
CPU alone would be nice.
Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>