What happens if you add 4 GB to a Mac Classic II?

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Just want to know.

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4gb of what? ram, hd? you pro

4gb of what? ram, hd? you probably could put in a 4gb hd, but no way 4gb of ram. not possible.

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What happens?

Hey,

If you add a 4 GB hard drive to a Classic II, nothing will happen unless you partition the drive. Unless you're running 7.5.x, the system won't see the drive. After you get it running, you will wonder what you will do with all that space.

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I bet that it would blow up i

I bet that it would blow up if I put 4 GB of ram into it!

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• The Classic II, like the

• The Classic II, like the LC II, had 4MB of RAM soldered to the logic board, and two 30-pin SIMM slots. The SIMM slots would see 4MB SIMMs, but the machine could only see 10MB (not 12MB) total RAM (although I've heard some tell about a hack that would allow the machine to see 12MB).

• If you know where to find 2GB 30-pin SIMMs (2x2GB=4GB), please let me know. You'd be the first.

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Base RAM in Classic II

I fear that you may have been thinking Colour Classic when writing about the Classic II. It is the CC that has 4MB of soldered-in RAM, and the very same myopia towards 12MB that you describe, whereas the Classic II has 2MB of soldered-in RAM, and gratefully accepts 2x4MB extra, paired, for a total of 10MB.

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Re: I bet that it would blow up ...

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I bet that it would blow up if I put 4 GB of ram into it!

There are no slots that could be used to 'install' 4GB of RAM in such a way that it could be powered up. If there were, and if the DIMMs were the usual 3.3V or less rather than the 5V supply expected by the Classic II, escape of their magic smoke could well be expected. Alternatively, putting 4GB in loose might be more nuisance than danger.

You didn't reply as whether you were writing about HDDs or RAM in your first post?

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Wa... Hey! What do you wil

Wa...
Hey! What do you will happen if I try to put OS 8 on the classic?

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Zoom, zoom, zoom . . .

Hey,

You asked:

"Hey! What do you will happen if I try to put OS 8 on the classic?"

With 4 GB RAM it should be pretty snappy.

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Will 8 install out of the box

Will 8 install out of the box on a Classic II (Or Color Classic as the case may or may not be)?
I thought 7.5.5 or 7.6.1 was as high as you could go without patching.

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I was kidding . . .

Hey,

No, OS8 won't install out-of-the-box into a Classic II. Won't go on a Color Classic II either. I was kidding since his questions were so . . . strange.

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Very funny! Ha ha ha.

Very funny! Ha ha ha. Any other jokes?