7300 G3 upgrade problem

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I have a 7300 with a Newertech MAXpowr G3 300/150 upgrade card in it, and today it started acting strange. When I start up in OS 9.2.2, I get an error message saying that I need to restart. This happens when the progress bar is less the 25% across, sometimes before. When I put my Twin Turbo 128m/m2 video card in it, I at least get OS 9 to load, but the Finder crashes almost immediately. This seems to have all of the symptoms of a software problem (I hope), since I can start OS 9 perfectly with the extensions turned off. (BTW, everything works fine with the 604e installed, so it has to be related to the G3 card.) I am running version 2.0.5 of the MAXpowr software. I would really appreciate any help, because I don't know where to go from here. Thanks!

Daniel

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I just put a MAXpowr G3 240/1

I just put a MAXpowr G3 240/160 into my 7100. I installed 2.0.5 and the only problem I've gotten so far is that if I leave the utility program (the one that shows the card configs and tests the ram) runninng and try to run something else it will lock up. I have yet to try much else. I'll venture a guess that it may well be something to do with either the cache, ram, or OS 9.2.2. I think I read somewhere that only OS 9.1 was reccomended unless you want to run OS X, but I've been doing a lot of skimming of stuff so I dunno how applicable that is for the PCI Macs.

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It's back up! :o) I ended up

It's back up! Shock) I ended up going through all of the non-9.2 extensions, and I found that the problem was the MAXpowr control panel! Anyway, I disabled that, and everything works just fine now.

Daniel

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You might try configuring it

You might try configuring it as 9.1 and seeing if the MAXpowr extension works. Does ASP show the G3 a/o cache active without it?

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