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  Neison (Profile)
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Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:18 pm
So, I just picked up a 6500 to run 7.6.1 exclusively for nostalgia's sake.

Now I'm looking at potential upgrades and advice, primarily because I'm not entirely familiar with System7's limitations.

I intend to max out the ram. What about hard drive though? IDE drives can get significantly larger than the shipped 4GB - how high can I go? Smile

Intending to get Radeon 7000 for video. Not really interested in G3 at the moment. Considering OrangePC 620 for fun.

Anything I should especially be aware of?

Thanks for your help
  feeef (Profile)
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Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:17 am
I think with these updates you will get a pretty good mac to run 7.6.1!
  reukiodo (Profile)
  16 MB
Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:12 am
I'd suggest adding an ethernet card, either:

"10base-T, Comm Slot II Twisted-Pair Ethernet Card"
Apple part# 661-1171
Assembly#: 630-1873
Board#: 820-0784-A, 05-3402B-815-1581

Or a PCI gigabit card based on the Realtek 8169 such as the Trendnet TEG-PCITXR.

The other option is to get one of the Solectron 1394 PCILynx firewire cards.

But since the 6500 only has 2 PCI slots, I'd recommend going with the ComSlotII NIC, leaving the 2 PCI slots for the Radeon 7000 and the OrangePC cards.
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