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Re: G3 B&W vs 7600
On Mon, 19 May 2008, Michael Lorenz wrote:
> Old world macs with bandit / copperhead chipset can do up to 50MHz
> but not all machines are stable at that speed, a common symptom is
> RAM getting flaky. You may need modules faster than 70ns, there's a
> small chance the board won't run properly at 50MHz at all. G3s use a
> completely different chipset that supports higher bus speeds.
I guess that I should look for one that already has a 50MHz bus speed. The
7350 WGS is a little bit newer, but from what I have been able to read
only came with a bus speed of 45MHz.
> >>> I have also looked at the Workgroup Server 7350. That looks like
> >>> it is
> >>> almost the same system. Of course, I don't have one to compare.
> >>> Would
> >>> anyone have either of these they would like to sell?
> >> Yeah, the Workgroup Servers were pretty much ordinary Macs with low
> >> end graphics hardware and occasionally a SCSI card.
> > I guess then the question would be if I would have to use a serial
> > console?
> No, IIRC they all shipped with graphics cards and even if they didn't
> you could always add one.
> Those machines were ordinary macs, nothing like the Xserve. What made
> them 'workgroup servers' was the software and hardware options they
> came with.
My question is will the graphics card work with NetBSD? Although, in the
case of the 7350 WGS, if the 7300 works I can't see that the 7350
wouldn't. There were 3 different server versions of the 7350 including a
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