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  Quadra 700 & 900 On-Board Video Capabilities
This first article discusses a number of general Quadra video topics, the second details how to wire the video connector sense pins to access all the Quadra's supported video modes, and the third describes the memory configurations necessary to support each of the video modes at specific pixel depths.
By grounding pin 4 and pin 7 to pin 11, the Macintosh Quadras are told that an NTSC monitor is attached.
However, note that 512K of VRAM is the minimum configuration for the Quadra 700 whereas it is 1MB of VRAM for the Quadra 900 (this is the amount of VRAM soldered on the motherboard).
www.ralentz.com /old/mac/hardware/dale-adams/video-quad700-900.html   (2265 words)

 Quadra/Performa/LC 630 Series
Although some versions were labeled LC, the 630 was designed to replace the Quadra 610.
The 630 was the first Macintosh to use an IDE hard drive, a type of drive common in the IBM compatible market.
Quadra 630 RAM Expansion, how to add a second RAM socket to single socket models.
www.lowendmac.com /quadra/q630.shtml   (1203 words)

 VAW: Computer Collection: Quadra 700
The Quadra 700 was once at the top of Apple's line of professional computers second only to the Quadra 900.
The Quadra 700 can be used in a tower formation, with the monitor on the side, as shown in the pictures, or placed flat on its side for the monitor to sit on.
The Quadra 700 is noticeable powerful when compared to an LC III or any other low cost Mac of the early 1990s.
www.vectronicsappleworld.com /collection/quadra700.html   (515 words)

 Beginners' Guide to Emulating a Macintosh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
From that year to 1994, Apple built Macintosh computers that used either the Motorola 68000, 68020, 68030, 68040 or 68LC040 (which is a 68040 processor without a floating point unit) processor running at speeds of 8MHz to 40MHz.
Macintosh computers that use one of these processors are commonly referred to as "68K" Macintosh computers.
Macintosh emulators are an attempt to "emulate" Macintosh hardware on PCs, so as to enable them to run the Macintosh operating system.
www.emaculation.com /articles/intro.html   (2639 words)

 Macintosh Quadra 900 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Macintosh Quadra 900 is a high-end personal computer introduced with the Quadra 700 in October 1991 as Apple Computer's first computers in the Quadra series using the Motorola 68040 processor.
It was discontinued in 1992, and succeeded by the very similar Quadra 950.
The Quadra 900 could be upgraded to 256 megabytes of RAM, which with its 25MHz processor made it a very useful computer for scientific or design work.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quadra_900   (131 words)

The Macintosh II family is based around the Motorola 68030 processor with exception of the Macintosh II which had a Motorola 68020 processor.
The Macintosh II was eXtened with the Macintosh IIx and the Compact Macintosh IIcx.
The Macintosh II family uses the 5380 chipset which supports 8bit transfers, with exception of the Macintosh IIfx which has a modefied version that supports 32bit transfers and DMA access.
www.angelfire.com /ca2/tech68k/macii.html   (1056 words)

 Apple IIe Card: Macintosh Compatibility   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Macintosh LC series computers except: Macintosh 630 family, Power Macintosh 5200 and 5300 LC, Macintosh Performa 5200, 5300, 6200, 6300 series.
The Macintosh LC 580, Macintosh 630 Family, Power Macintosh 5200 and 5300 LC, Performa 5200/5300 and 6200/6300 series only operate in 32-bit addressing mode.
Note: The following computers are in the Macintosh 630 family: Performa 630, Performa 635, Performa 636, Performa 637, Performa 638, LC 630, and Quadra 630.
www.mug.jhmi.edu /mirrors/InfoAlley/1196/15/apple.html   (222 words)

The first two computers in the Quadra lineage were the Quadra 700 derived from the Macintosh IIcx and the Quadra 900 derived from the Macintosh IIfx.
Later the Centris 650 and the Quadra 800 platform along with the Centris 610 platform.
The Quadra 605 and Quadra 630 are a part of the Entry Level architectures and is documented there.
www.angelfire.com /ca2/tech68k/quadra.html   (818 words)

Apple experiments with new varieties of the Macintosh this month, so we have a report on the Macintosh TV and the Quadra 610, DOS Compatible, which wins the worst name of the year award.
The Macintosh details include a 32 MHz 68030 (no word on the speed of the data bus, the albatross slung around the neck of the IIvx) with 5 MB of RAM, a SuperDrive, and a 160 MB hard disk.
Putting it all into a single case was intelligent as well, since the people for whom Macintosh TV makes sense move frequently, and it's a pain to deal with gobs of different components and cables.
www.tidbits.com /tb-issues/TidBITS-202.html   (4291 words)

 Macintosh Quadra - Definition up Erdmond.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In 1991 the Quadra AV series was released, consisting of the 800-series Quadra 840av and the 600-series Quadra 660av, at 40MHz and 25MHz respectively.
The Quadra name was also used for the successors to the Centris models that briefly existed during 1993.
Centris was a "mid-range" series of systems between the Quadra on the high end and the LC on the low end, but it was later decided that there were too many product lines and the name was dropped.
www.erdmond.com /Macintosh_Quadra.html   (407 words)

 Macintosh Quadra 630   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Macintosh Quadra 630 is available for lecture presentations or to display computer software.
The Macintosh is stored in the left most cabinet.
While the Macintosh is powering up, make sure that the Macintosh is selected for display on the switch box located at the back of the countertop.
www.chem.uga.edu /classrooms/rm430/mac.html   (378 words)

 Low Profile Macintosh Models   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
By the way, the LC 3, the LC475, Quadra 605, and some of their cousins accelerate with either a (very rare) clock chip kit or with a simple (for someone experienced in soldering) resister swap.
The Quadra 605 that I show in the photo had been accelerated from 25 to 33 MHz, and since then has accelerated to 40 MHz (this required some more difficult logic board work).
There is probably no reason to hold on to a pre-Quadra Macintosh, if you can't find someone who collects them you could recycle it.
www.academ.com /info/macintosh/pizza.shtml   (479 words)

 Apple Macintosh Quadra 900 Memory Upgrades - 100% Compatible Apple Macintosh Quadra 900 RAM Memory
The Apple Macintosh Quadra 900 uses 70ns type memory and has 4 bank(s) of 4 socket(s) each for a total of 16 memory socket(s).
The Apple Macintosh Quadra 900 requires memory in each Bank to be installed in pairs or a Kit.
All Macintosh Quadra 900 Memory Modules from EDGE are manufactured to exact OEM specifications.
www.edgetechcorp.com /memory/upgrade.asp?cid=26793   (802 words)

 Macintosh Quadra 660av
The $2000 Quadra 660av, released in July 1993 as a Centris model and then renamed later that October, is another one of my favorite machines.
The Quadra was yet another Mac that included awesome new technology.
This was mostly due to the Quadra's ATandT DSP processor, which allowed the Mac to process the massive amounts of video and audio data reasonably.
applemuseum.bott.org /sections/computers/q660.html   (451 words)

 Mel's Macintosh Universe
Most Macintosh models running on the G3, G4 and G5 Power PC chips still have a lot of life and power in them.
My old Macintosh SE which I used for a few years was recently given away to a person who needed an old computer to run his old address book software.
These included my long gone Macintosh Centris 650, one of the 2 Macintosh IIsi's, a big old Mac II, and a Macintosh Quadra 610.
www.headgap.com /~macstar   (781 words)

 Apple Macintosh Quadra 650 User's Log
Ana's Quadra happens to be the only interface her lab has for an expensive piece of lab equipment; equipment which is useless without the Quadra.
The 637CD may technically be inferior to the Quadra CPU-wise (having no built-in math processing circuitry), and might not possess as much RAM (as I believe I upgraded the Quadra at some point).
At this point I had 150 MB free on the Quadra, and began installing Netscape Communicator 4.0.6 Pro (as that was the newest browser I've had any luck with recently on Quadras that could also upload files).
www.jmooneyham.com /q650.html   (21682 words)

 Mel's Macintosh Universe: Macintosh IIsi Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It was later renamed the Quadra 610 and shipped with a standard 68040 processor running at 25mhz.
The Quadra I got came with a 240MB internal hard drive, 36 megs of RAM, 1.44 floppy drive and System 7.6.1 bundled on the hard disc.
Before the Quadra left home, most of its internal parts were donated to other Macs.
www.headgap.com /~macstar/quadra610.html   (274 words)

 a mannquien Macintosh Quadra 605 person | Applefritter
i have decided that since i got a Quadra 605 macintosh for $10 with everything from a guy who had too many computers on saturday, may 29th, that i would make a mannquien standup macintosh person.
I'm going to keep the Quadra inside its case and it inside of a mannequin thus giving the appearance of a mannequin, but one that will talk via Plaintalk.
Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac, MacOS, Classic, and Powerbook are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. All other brands, product names, logos, images, multimedia elements, and technologies are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders, and are hearby acknowledged.
www.applefritter.com /node/2973   (665 words)

 Macintosh Quadra 950 computer memory upgrades from 4AllMemory.com.
Macintosh Quadra 950 computer memory upgrades from 4AllMemory.com.
If your Macintosh is currently using an operating system older than System 7, and the amount of physical memory exceeds 8MB, we recommend 'Maxima' software for optimal memory use when running 24
Should you find what seems to be the exact same memory elsewhere for a lower price, it is very possible that the cheaper memory will not work in your computer.
www.4allmemory.com /index.cfm?fuseaction=search.memorySearch&model_id=577   (206 words)

 Recipe for Apple Macintosh Quadra 610
The Quadra 650 is similar, in a taller and narrower case.
The maximum RAM in a Quadra 610 is 68 megabytes when two 32M SIMMs are used.
A Quadra 650 can hold 4x32 + 8 = 136M, and a Quadra 605 can hold 1x64 + 4, if the 64M SIMM meets certain criteria.
www.lightlink.com /babbages/linux/recipe-quad.html   (2239 words)

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It describes the quadra internal video very well and should be very useful to many quadra owners.
It is written by the designer of the quadra video himself, Dale Adams, and was originally posted in comp.sys.mac.hardware (I think).
The second article will detail the displays supported by the Quadra's onboard video, and will explain how to configure the sense pins for each of these configurations.
hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu /HyperArchive/Archive/info/hdwr/quadra-video-notes.txt   (2512 words)

 The Macintosh Quadra 950
Announced in May 1992, the Quadra 950 was a "speed bump" of the Quadra 900.
The Apple workgroup Server was a special version of the Quadra 950 designed to run Apple's version of Unix.
The only difference between the Quadra 950 and the AwS 95 is the presence of the Apple workgroup Server PDS Card in the AwS 95.
www.jagshouse.com /quadra950.html   (273 words)

 ResNet - Macintosh Ethernet Card List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Our recommendation prioritzed to using an Ethernet Transceiver as this is the easiest option to install, not requiring opening the machine or much system configuration, over other available styles.
Macintosh LC Macintosh LC II Macintosh LC III
Macintosh TV Note: Cards are available for the SE, SE/30 and IIsi.
resnet.uoregon.edu /docs-old/maccardlist.html   (235 words)

 Troubleshooting QB Problems on Macintosh Quadra and Powerbook
If you use Microsoft QuickBasic Compiler for the Apple Macintosh, versions 1.0 or 1.0e on the new Apple Macintosh Quadra 700 or Quadra 900, you must set the Cache Switch Control Panel to the More Compatible (Caches Disabled) option to ensure that no compatibility problems exist.
Note: To have this Control Panel installed, the Macintosh must be running Apple System 7.0.1.
The Cache Switch is only installed by the installer when doing a custom installation for a Quadra; many dealers do a default install instead.
support.microsoft.com /kb/92830   (244 words)

 Macintosh Quadra replacement - TechIMO Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
My question is the does the Macintosh Perfoma use the same mainboard as the Quadra as i can get hold of a used one.
I think the Quadras had NuBus slots instead of PCI slots, so it might be hard to find a decent NuBus mac.
Thanks for for your answer it is a Performa 630, i have been to the sites indicted by you the problem is that they wont do any shipping to Europe i live in Gibraltar and there are no macintosh dealers here only pc.
www.techimo.com /forum/t84021.html   (165 words)

 Emulators Online - Apple Macintosh Emulation
While it may be inexpensive to replace the old Macintosh computers with PCs, it is not a trivial matter to rewrite millions of lines of computer code or to purchase thousands of dollars of new software which may not be able to read the old files.
The second generation of Macintosh II ROMs are the 512K, 1M, and 2M ROMs found in the Macintosh IIci, IIsi, LC series, Centris series, and Quadra series computers.
Give us the model of Macintosh, the year it was manufactured, the type of processor inside of it, the number of ROM chips, the number of pins on each ROM, and read off all the text on each ROM.
www.emulators.com /softmac.htm   (3274 words)

 Apple Macintosh Quadra 610 (PC) Specs @ EveryMac.com
The Apple Macintosh Quadra 610 (PC) features a 25 MHz 68040 processor, 8 MB of RAM, and a 160 MB or 230 MB hard drive in a compact desktop case.
The Quadra 610 PC-Compatible shipped with a 25 MHz Intel 486SX processor card that can have a maximum of 32 MB of RAM dedicated to the DOS/Windows operating system.
The workgroup server version of the Macintosh Quadra 610 is the
www.everymac.com /systems/apple/mac_quadra/stats/mac_quadra_610.html   (273 words)

All of us know how great the Macintosh is, so it's no surprise to us when other systems emulate Macs.
The Macintosh Plus emulation of Mini vMac can run almost all of the oldest Macintosh software, but some of the very earliest systems versions and applications will not work with it.
The Macintosh SE emulator is currently being used to test the emulation of different systems (such as ADB) which regular Mini vMac does not use.
emulation.victoly.com /macintosh   (633 words)

 Linux/m68k Registration: Macintosh
Quadra 800 used for Mac (Netatalk) and PC (Samba) file server and FTP server.
Macintosh II, upgraded with Daystar 50 MHz 68030 accelerator.
Macintosh II computer, upgraded with Daystar PowerCache 50 MHz 68030 with optional floating point unit.
www.linux-m68k.org /Registry/mac.html   (1760 words)

 Centris And Quadra Macintosh Models
These pages hold photos of, and notes about, the 68040 Mac models (Centris and Quadra).
Both the Centris and Quadra 650 have a screw in the center of the logic board that is normally under a wire bundle - if you are taking one of them apart, look for it.
They also both accelerate quite well - you have to desolder the main oscillator and replace it; and you get a nice speedup for your efforts.
www.academ.com /info/macintosh/early.shtml   (1255 words)

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