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    In case someone else happens along wanting this...

    In case someone else happens along wanting this information, seven years later....

    io.com changed their domain name to prismnet.com, so the new link is:

    http://www.prismnet.com/~trag. The...
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    Way late, but for completeness sake, and because...

    Way late, but for completeness sake, and because someone might come looking for this old information in this excellent resource.

    The 6100, 7100 and 8100 all have exactly the same memory controller...
  3. This weekend I tried Acard Support's advice and...

    This weekend I tried Acard Support's advice and it worked. Imagine that! And when I emailed to thank them, I received a nice "you're welcome" note in return. My experience has been that they're a...
  4. Replying to myself.... I didn't have high...

    Replying to myself....

    I didn't have high hopes for a reply from Acard, but there was a message from them in my In box this morning. Kudos to them for supporting a product even after it's no...
  5. Tiger Install Stalls, MDD, Acard 6880M, Mirrored Drives

    I've been banging my head against this one all week.

    Every time I try to install Tiger (retail DVD) to a mirrored volume on an Acard 6880M, the installation stalls at some point -- it's a...
  6. I found the issue last night. It was an S900...

    I found the issue last night. It was an S900 issue. SoftRAID mirrored volumes are not bootable when the 6280M is in one of the lower 4 PCI slots, but work as boot drives when the 6280M is in one...
  7. Boot From SoftRAID 2.2 Mirror Volume on Acard 6280M?

    This was probably common knowledge ten years ago...

    Is it possible to boot OS 9.1 from a volume which is on mirrored drives, when the RAID function is provided by SoftRAID 2.2 and the drives are...
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    OS9 on MDD

    As noted, the FW800 equipped MDDs cannot boot into OS9. The earlier MDDs can, but if one does not have MDD restore disks, it can be a hair tearing experience. Here is what I've found. Apologies...
  9. Thread: WTH is a "bank?"

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    Nine years late, but I probably didn't understand...

    Nine years late, but I probably didn't understand the material as well nine years ago...

    Terms to consider, SIMM, DIMM, Single Sided, Double Sided, Banks or Banked.

    The distinction between SIMM...
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    Undocumented XLR8 ZIF Bus Speed Settings

    I did a little work on figuring out the relationship of switch settings to bus speed settings on the XLR8 ZIF Carrier the other night. Here's what I came up with:

    Bus Speed = 25 MHz + 3.2 MHz *...
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    Late to the Party

    The PowerWave has two SCSI busses. IIRC the C key for CD bootup only works if the CDROM drive is on SCSI bus 0 and is set to ID3. So, it may be that your CDROM drive is on SCSI bus 1. There also...
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    A full height 5.25" drive is the height of *two*...

    A full height 5.25" drive is the height of *two* CDROM drives stacked on top of each other. Because the S900 has only two 5.25" bays, you'll need to pull your CDROM drive in order to install a full...
  13. Are you trying the WD drive as the only drive on...

    Are you trying the WD drive as the only drive on its cable? I have not used the latest WD drives, but all earlier models are slightly unusual in that they have Master, Slave and *Single* settings. ...
  14. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by stv:
    SIIG's response was:
    "I suspect that you system may have the older version firmware motherboard and...
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    The deal at Small Dog is the best option as long...

    The deal at Small Dog is the best option as long as they last. After that, one can modify an ATX power supply to use in the Umax machines (except the C500, because it won't fit). The Umax power...
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    DB9 connectors were used for the old TTL type...

    DB9 connectors were used for the old TTL type displays and some of the special displays for Macs which needed their own special video card.
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    I too have had fan noise problems from one of my...

    I too have had fan noise problems from one of my Proformance IIIs. What kind of replacment fans did you guys find? I looked into it, and my memory is that the fan is an oddball 40 mm X 50 mm and...
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    I've been testing Kaye's G4/800. It seems to be...

    I've been testing Kaye's G4/800. It seems to be pretty solid except that it appears to be incompatible with the Atto UL2D. Other than that, I haven't been able to make it hiccough.
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    Kind of late to the party here, but... In case...

    Kind of late to the party here, but...

    In case you guys are not already aware of this, you can install at least 68 MB of RAM in the Q605. Most documentation says a single 32 MB SIMM plus the 4...
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    The 225 card should work, unless there's some...

    The 225 card should work, unless there's some particular compatibility problem, but in general it should work.

    The cut off for the Mach V cards is 250 MHz. So *Apple* PPC604e cards of 250MHz and...
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    Thought I'd follow this up with my experience. I...

    Thought I'd follow this up with my experience. I ordered the equivalent AMP part (3-174682-7) from Digi-Key for $6.03. Digi-Key's part number for the AMP part is A23705-ND. I chose US Priority...
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    Try...

    Try http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/archives/dec02/121802.html

    There's a link on Mike's main page prefaced with: "Miss a day?" And then there's a link to "Archives". From Archives you can select...
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    I would build an adapter from an ATX PS to your...

    I would build an adapter from an ATX PS to your board. That way, if you ever need a replacement power supply it will be easy to find and widely available.

    You can get the connector which the...
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    I don't knwo the power supply pin outs but...

    I don't knwo the power supply pin outs but they're available in articles on xlr8yourmac.com. The 8500 is the same as the 9500 and the 8600 is the same as the 9600. And there are articles on...
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    There's a front page item on xlr8yourmac.com...

    There's a front page item on xlr8yourmac.com today from someone who did what we're discussing. He used Molex part number 71061-0003.
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