Power Macintosh 6100

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Also available under the "Performa" and "Workgroup Server" model lines. The Power Macintosh 6100 also offered the "DOS Compatible" model which featured a 486DX2/66 on an expansion card.

This model, along with the Power Macintosh 7100 and Power Macintosh 8100, should be capable of running the Apple Copland system software betas.

Specs

Available with either a 60MHz or 66MHz PowerPC 601 processor.

Expansion

Memory

The board includes 8MB RAM and two slots for 72-pin memory. The originally documented maximum memory is 72MB via two 32MB memory sticks, though larger sizes may also work. Other sites report that you should use matched size memory modules.

Notes

  • If the PRAM battery is dead or missing, the computer will likely not display any video upon being powered on. Without using a new battery, you can try the "double-tap" method which is pushing the power button twice quickly and it may restore video signal.
  • The PowerPC 601 CPU is extremely fragile on this board and simply installing the heatsink can crack the processor.
  • Heat inside the case can be an issue, especially with the model including the 486 card. You may want to outfit a case fan somewhere inside to help move air.

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