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Flash Update 11/30/2001: I won't be having an update this week and I may not be able to make an update after this weekend? I have COX@Home and @Home is filing for bankruptcy and they want to shut down on Nov. 30th! So if this happens and COX doesn't get me transferred over I might not be able to find away to make updates :( So bare with me and please use my forums for all questions until further notice. Thanks.
Just Update 11/18/2001
Sonnet drops prices: Sonnet announced on 11/9 that they dropped their prices on a wide range of products including the L2 G3 upgrades. Click here for more info.
Largest IDE HD's are not being recognized to full capacity: I just found this info on MacFixIt's web site. It seems that Maxtor has produced a 160G IDE HD but only 128G or so are usable on older IDE buses. You need at least an ATA/133 card to use the entire drive capacity.
Sound issues using different video cards: Francois did some extensive testing with different video cards regarding sound stuttering and sent me his findings. Thanks Francois!
Well it seems that many video cards will cause sound stuttering in different situations! But the good part at least is that the best of them all does not have this problem (ATI Radeon).
Possible solution to Peters trouble with his Sonnet 400Mhz card and OS 9.2.1: This may not be software related at all according to Jules. It could be that Peter has overdriven his power supply with so many add ons and the G3 was just the last add on that caved in the power supply? Read Jules letter for more info. Thanks Jules.
Here is a letter I received from a reader who has a similar setup but his system is working. Notice though that Peter has a highend video card and a combo firewire/USB card and this reader does not.
Peter could be riding that fine line between computer bliss and hardware failure do to having so many add ons. Peter if you are reading this, try removing the video card or the Tango card and see if that helps?
iPod: Well what can I say? This thing is awesome! I love it but the price is a bit steep for me at $399 :( I am pretty sure by next year it will be cheaper or have a much larger HD and possibly more features? I bet that many of you, as well as myself, are curious to find out if it will work on a 6400/6500 with a firewire card. I don't have that info yet but if anyone that has an iPod and a firewire enabled 6400/6500 could test for us and email me the info, I am sure we all would appreciate that :) Thanks.
I found this info on MacInTouch that says Sonnet is aware that the iPod works on their Tango card which makes it a good possibility that it will work on the 6400/6500!
6400 Mother Board overclocking info from Thierry: Thierry sent me a lot of good info on his mother board clocking experiments. Thanks Thierry! It is rather large so click here to read the entire letter.
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CD containing The 6400 Zone plus past history for sale 9/3/1999
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in purchasing a CD with my entire up-to-date site as well as my 6400 Take Apart Manual? Plus, many of the past Just Updates included! I think this would be a great idea for anyone who hasn't been able to keep up or never saw my site until recently. Also for those of you with Sherlock the CD is even better cause you can tell Sherlock to index the CD and then you can do a search on any topic, and if I ever talked about it, you'll find it! I have info as far back as mid 1997. I'm asking $15 which includes shipping for US residents (not sure what the price for international shipments would be yet?) and I will even include a few surprises! To make this offer even juicier I can add some download that you've been trying to get but just couldn't for some reason. Lets put my cable modem to work :) I will accept personal checks but I won't mail out the CD till it clears.
Please include your shipping address and email so I can let you know the CD is on its way.
amazon.com, books and more 7/2/98
I found a great way to earn some money while getting great deals to you on Macintosh books and software plus they have all kinds of other books, music, and more. Please click on the amazon.com link on the top of this page whenever you feel like purchasing something to help sponsor this site. If you're unsure of what you want and wish to get a list of Mac related items, just type Macintosh in the search field on their home page and you will be presented with many choices to select.
The 6400 Zone is created to help you gain access to useful software updates and great shareware programs that add functionality to your system. It is also a one stop road map to other informative sites for answering your questions. Most of the info here is geared towards the 6400, but it is useful for all PCI Performa models and even the 6500 and all-in-one Macs based on the same. It's even useful to other MAC systems. I will be referring to my 6400/200 clocked to 220Mhz as just 6400/220, OK.
I will keep it updated as often as I can but I don't have much free time to work on it, so I suggest you check back at least once every a week. That should be sufficient. If you don't see something you would like to see here or have your own software / web site that would benefit the Mac community, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will check it out.
I use a Performa 6400/Vimage G3 320 OS 9.0.4 and ASIP 6.3.2, B&W G3/350 OS 9.2.1 / OSX 10.1, iBook Dual USB OS 9.2.1 / OSX 10.1, PowerBook G3/233 OS 9.1, PM 6100 G3/240 OS 9.1, and a PowerBook DUO 270c OS 7.5.5. If I encounter any problems, I will post them for all to read and respond to. Likewise, if you are having any problems and would like help just email me and if I can answer it I will, or I will post it here for others to read and respond to.
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