Mac Os 9.0/9.1 for Classic PowerMacs (5xxx/6xxx) - Not G3/G4 iMac, eMac etc.

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Mac Os 9.0/9.1 for Classic PowerMacs (5xxx/6xxx) - Not G3/G4 iMac, eMac etc.

Greetings!

As the title states, I'm looking for a version of MacOS 9 (9.1 preferably) that will run on my 6500. I actually have MacOS 8.1 on it right now, but the compatibility with newer software is somewhat scarce and I'm ready to give PPC-native software a shot. Hope there a bunch of decent offers out there! Cheers again!

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i have 9.1

i own a liscenced version of 9.1 on cd. it will not update to 9.22, but if all you want is 9.1, this will do that for you. make an offer. i'm in south dakota. dave AT m-1 DOT com

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The biggest problem may lie i

The biggest problem may lie in the RAM requirements. I couldn't update my own 6500 to 9.x until I had at least 64 MB in the machine (I eventually upgraded to 128 MB -- the max for that machine).

Unfortunately, those 5V EDO DIMMs are rare, expensive birds! Don't even try SD-RAM -- the machine won't recognize it and I burned up the RAM trying.

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Mem requirements

I'm aware of this, heh. OS 9 is a memory hog on PowerPC machinces what on the 68k type computers OS 8 used to be.

One can actually strip (disable) unnecessary extensions and make the memory footprint of OS 9 as small as OS 8 without actually losing functionality, gaining performance as well (from what I've heard anyway). I'm proud to say that I have 128MB installed, therefore I'm looking forward to running OS 9.

P.S.: Purchased software now, thanks guys!

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64mb EDO

Unfortunately, those 5V EDO DIMMs are rare, expensive birds!

They go for about $7 on eBay these days, even cheaper if you watch the auctions. I got a pair for $5 a couple of months ago.

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Re: 64mb EDO

Unfortunately, those 5V EDO DIMMs are rare, expensive birds!

They go for about $7 on eBay these days, even cheaper if you watch the auctions. I got a pair for $5 a couple of months ago.

You can use regular old FPM 5 volt DIMMS. I have been using FPM DIMMs in 54-6500's for a long time with no problems.

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