Subject: Re: Documentation for graphics cards
To: Tim & Alethea Larson <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: port-mac68k
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 <>