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Mac CPU Upgrades / Re: PowerMac G4 (AGP)
« Last post by refinery on June 10, 2019, 11:14:29 AM »
very much in agreement with macstuff here; you're much better off just finding a used MDD. Right now, there's a dual 1.25 on craigslist where I live for $80, for example.
Dear docangle

Realised that i hadn't followed this step in your instructions:

".... I copied the MAc OS ROM 10.1 to the System Folder ...." (doh!)

Newbie questions:

ē Where can i get this file?
Is it one of SnakeCoils mentioned in this thread?,1173.0.html

I have only a TiBook with bootable os9 - can i find it there?

Many thanks,


Itís the keyboard being strange. Got it booted and installing OSX 10.4 on the second partition now.
Mac CPU Upgrades / Re: PowerMac G4 (AGP)
« Last post by macStuff on June 09, 2019, 08:29:32 PM »
i think you are much better off to stick to stock configurations ie : get a quicksilver or MDD;
unless u have a freebie Encore ST sitting on a shelf; price gaugers will charge 3 x the price of an MDD for it
if u have no pci-slot requirements; a mac mini g4 would be ideal;
Mac CPU Upgrades / PowerMac G4 (AGP)
« Last post by MrPuffin on June 09, 2019, 05:52:21 PM »
Hello all i'm looking for a bit more info on what i need to look for to upgrade my AGP Powermac G4 @400Mhz 7400.
id like to get it to 1Ghz or Higher but can settle at 800Mhz or so

am i better off upgrading the CPU or just getting something like the MDD?
is there any compatibility issues when upgrading?
i use this system as a archive of OS's and occasional OS9 Games
it has 9.2, mac server 10.0, 10.0, 10.1 and 10.4 and would like to maintain compatibility with all the systems.
MacOS 9.2.2 Chooser not installing Canon i860 printer driver installed from the original Canon CD. Any ideas, please? Thanks! Joe
Good luck

May the force be with you!
Video Cards, Monitors, & Displays / Re: AGP + PCI graphics cards in tandem
« Last post by macStuff on June 09, 2019, 10:03:00 AM »
you made the 7800 GS AGP rom for osx?
that was legendary to alot of ppc users  8)
I wiped my drive and formatted it from the os 9 boot cd and installed Mac OS 9 on the first partition. Everything works great so far with Mac OS 9. However no matter what key combination I use at boot neither the boot menu or boot from CD work. Even if I put the 10.4 DVD that came with the Mac mini in and hold C or choose it from the startup disk control panel, it just wonít do it. I am open to any and all suggestions. I am contemplating booting from the OS 9 CD and wiping it and starting with OS X I stalled first but I canít seem to do that either.

Now what could possibly be the root of the issue, I am using a Logitech wireless keyboard with a usb dongle. I am hoping that could be the issue and that key presses arenít registered at boot from it.
The GF5200 is going to be problematic.

nVidia/Apple made the drivers for OS 9/OS X unlike any other 'NDRV' driver, they require the NVDA Resource Manager.

The nvidia driver in OS 9 has the type 'NDRV', but it's two parts, the nvidia driver( looks something like a 'NDRV') and the NVDA,ResMan.

I haven't figured out how to hack it yet, complicated by the fact I killed my Quicksilver with an ill advised hack to the CPU card.

I'm not sure if the driver has checksum, but no hacks to it seem to work at all. When I again have a working G4 tower with an AGP slot, I'll start working on this again.......
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