I just want to know which is better to do. I have a performa 6400 and want to give it to my mom for christmas. Should I mod it for logic board upgrade to G3 or buy upgrades I need and prepare it for OS 9.0.4?Also what mods would I need to make to the 6400 case assembly for it to accept the G3 mainboard?
Hello and welcome to MacMod!
Aside form a ram upgrade, you should be ready to run OS9 immediately. The 6400 came with either 16Mb or 32Mb option, but either way you want to max it to 128Mb. You have a number of G3 upgrades that are available but I don't think any run over 500MHz. Check http://www.everymac.com and look on eBay to see if you find anything. Personally, I would upgrade both the ram and the processor.
Post edited by: shadowboxer47, at: 2005/10/09 21:21
Welcome to MacMod! I cant find a manufacturer that still makes upgrades for this mac. You could mod the case to fit a G3 Board, but why not just buy a Beige G3 for 50 bucks. That would run os9 just fine. It would be cheap to throw some ram in it and you could get a G3 400 on ebay for cheap to speed it up a bit. The Performas are just to old to upgrade and really they weren't that great when they were new. I see your enthusiasm, but dont bother with it.
Did you know they came with a built in subwoofer. No kidding.
Heh... yeah, gotta love the subwoofer. It's like a ghetto TAM! I think i would keep it just for that. Might make an interesting mod...
But, yeah... i guess I gotta concur with maestro on this one. Sure, if you MUST you can follow the steps above. While they may not actually manufacture those upgrades, an occasional one may pop up on ebay.
Otherwise go for something else that doesn't have a ram cap of 128 megs :pinch:
Well, when I accidentally started Descent (one of the games that came bundled with mine) with the volume turned all the way up a few days ago, it practically knocked me off my feet 3 rooms over! It is very powerful, I'd say about 30 watts or so.
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