Mac PowerPC Identification

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Mac PowerPC Identification

Hi,

I have an Apple Mac PowerPC Mod. M3979. How do I know what type of PowerPC it is?

 

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Macintosh PowerPC G3 Desktop

Hi Giando,

Your Apple Mac PowerPc mod. M3979 is an PowerPC  Macintosh G3 Desktop ( 233 Mhz, 266 Mhz or 300 Mhz ).

Macintosh PowerPC G3 Desktop 233 Mhz

Macintosh PowerPC G3 Desktop 266 Mhz

Macintosh PowerPC G3 Desktop 300 Mhz

 

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The model M3979 was only used for the beige desktop G3 ("Gossamer") computers. They all have PowerPC G3 processors, also known as the MPC750. But you don't need to decode any numbers to know that: "Power Macintosh G3" is printed on the case.

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This Mac was part of a batch

This Mac was part of a batch of PowerPCs and is currently lidless since it was removed to replace the hard drive some time ago. Since I now end up with several lids that are identical except for the label, I cannot remember which one is the one for the computer in question.

Furthermore, from the everymac.com website, it can be seen that the M3979 model would have been used for a dozen types of PowerMac, therefore not just G3. Check the site to verify.

 

 

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Furthermore, from the

Furthermore, from the everymac.com website, it can be seen that the M3979 model would have been used for a dozen types of PowerMac, therefore not just G3. Check the site to verify.

Quite so! It is the model of full-size desktop case introduced in 1995, with the PowerMac 7200 and 7500, and used for the 7300 and 7600 as well as the Gossamer G3. I'm sorry to have answered this point incorrectly.

Since all these models used the same case, the options inside could have been customized in the 1990s. But from the factory, the processor type and the presence of the A/V option (S-video and composite in) are what distinguish these models.

 no A/V portsA/V ports
601/604 processorPM 7200PM 7500
604e processorPM 7300PM 7600
750 (G3) processorPM G3 

An additional way to tell the 7200 is that it has DRAM soldered on to the mainboard, replacing four of the DIMM slots (so it has only 4 slots for RAM instead of 8 on the other models). The codename on the 7200's mainboard is "Catalyst", the 7500,7300,7600 have "TNT".

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Is there any way to view the

Is there any way to view the machine specifications from the operating system?

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Furthermore, from the everymac.com website, it can be seen that the M3979 model would have been used for a dozen types of PowerMac, therefore not just G3. Check the site to verify.

Quite so! It is the model of full-size desktop case introduced in 1995, with the PowerMac 7200 and 7500, and used for the 7300 and 7600 as well as the Gossamer G3. I'm sorry to have ans

 

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For that, you can use the application called Apple System Profiler. There are other tools such as TechTool [Lite] and TattleTech that display additional technical details.

 

Edit: the picture is of a Power Macintosh 7200.

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