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  rlawson (Profile)
  64 MB
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:47 am

Wondering what is the fastest machine for running 7.6 that I can find without too much trouble on the low end mac swap list or ebay?

Also any advice on memory or any other tweaks that would not be too difficult to find parts for.

My project now is to locate the fastest machine for system 6,7,8, and 9 each and set them up in my ancient mac lab.

  aftermac (Profile)
  8 MB
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:30 pm
Here's a list of Mac's that will run 7.6, excluding 68K, Workgroup Servers, and Powerbooks. I listed all of them, since I'm not sure which models will be easier to find.

PowerMac 5200/75 LC
PowerMac 5300/100 LC
PowerMac 5400/200
PowerMac 5500/225
PowerMac 6100/60
PowerMac 6100/66
PowerMac 7100/66
PowerMac 7100/80
PowerMac 7200/75
PowerMac 7200/90
PowerMac 7500/100
PowerMac 8100/80
PowerMac 8100/100
PowerMac 8100/110
PowerMac 8500/120
PowerMac 9500/120
PowerMac 9500/132
  theos911 (Profile)
  8 MB
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:17 pm
The fastest would probably be a 9600 with the carrier card and a G3/G4 ZIF upgrade. The ZIFS can go to 1 or 1.1 GHz. Fastest stock would be the 604e 9600.
  aftermac (Profile)
  8 MB
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:54 pm
Sorry, I was looking at Apple's 7.6 compatibility chart, and they don't list the 9600... Information on this varies... 7.6.1 looks like it should work on the 9600. Not sure specifically about 7.6. 7.5.5 might also work.


If you look in the enablers section at the bottom, there is a note that the 9600 shipped with 7.5.5, doesn't support 7.6, but does support 7.6.1...
  rlawson (Profile)
  64 MB
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:57 pm
oh my gosh that 9600 is a beast. Would probably cost $200 to ship but maybe I can find one within driving distance.

If not, I saw another posting about the a G3 upgrade card you can still buy new so I'm thinking of a 6100 with the Sonnet Crescendo/NuBus G3 400 MHz.
  Dimitris1980 (Profile)
  32 MB
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:56 pm
My mac performa 6116 with the sonnet nubus g3 at 500 mhz installed is very fast. I use mac os 7.6 & 8.1
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