Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Head, meet wall...

My latest column went up at Low End Mac, chronicling some of the joys of playing with old computers.

Read it and laugh at with me.

5 comments:

uh.. ToAsTy.. said...

Lucky you! I still have my Power Mac 7100/80, but it only has 24megs of ram, system 8.5 and a 500meg hd. i bought a seagate 1gb scsi but it died, the ibm (in an apple?) deskstar still runs! It was my first computer that i realized uses ram that i can purchase for a pc for cheaper and plug it in without a hitch.
I also love how it takes 3minutes to start up, its amazing what you have now when you start up a newer computer.

bumper sticker philosopher said...

I've got a "Centris 610" that I have installed a Power Mac 6100 motherboard into. When you do the swap you have to change out the back panel also because the connectors are different from the 610 connectors. Thus the conflicting ID information on the case.

What you likely have is a 610 that received a brain (logic board) transplant.

Dr. StrangeGun said...

Yeah, that 6100... I wanted a powermac, and I was broke, so I won an ebay auction for a 6100/66 motherboard :) I think it cost me $15.

The big towers came from Rochester and were supposedly wiped clean.

The 7100 was purchased from a mac guru co-worker and should be in righteous shape, perhaps with goodies.

Should you ever need them, I may have the caddies for that old drive somewhere, as well as a crate (literal) of old SCSI drives. A crate. I really mean a rubbermaid crate stacked so full I can barely lift it. And somewhere around the old place is the video adapter for that 6100....

Dr. StrangeGun said...

I suppose what I'm asking is, would you like another box of goodies?

bumper sticker philosopher said...

I probably have a CPU upgrade sitting around for that Power Mac 6100 I'd give you gratis if you wanted it too. Better than paying for a right angle connector and you'd be able to slap in a better video card that uses a standard mac connector too.