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1MB (1024KB) L2 CACHE DIMM for PowerMac 6100 wanted

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    1MB (1024KB) L2 CACHE DIMM for PowerMac 6100 wanted

    Hi there I found out that changing the L2 Cache from 256KB to 1024KB will make a huge performance boost on my powermac 6100/66.
    Obviously there will ony be third party modules available while apple never produced such big l2-cache dimms.

    I would love to buy a 1024KB Dimm L2 Cache for my PM6100.

    Payment will be paypal, location is germany.

    Thank you very much for helping me out.

    References/more information:

    http://www.micromac.com/products/l2ca256k-6100.html
    http://www.kan.org/6100/l2cache.html
    https://web.archive.org/web/20011006.../WhatIsCa.html

    #2
    Why not simply get one of the G3 upgrades? That's likely to make a much bigger difference, and they aren't super hard to find for the x100 Power Macs.
    I use my C128 because I am an ornery, stubborn, retro grouch. -- Bob Masse
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      #3
      Originally posted by ClassicHasClass View Post
      Why not simply get one of the G3 upgrades? That's likely to make a much bigger difference, and they aren't super hard to find for the x100 Power Macs.
      I have a Houdini 486 DX2/66 card in the slot, so no g3 update possible.

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        #4
        If your dos compatibility card is in the right angle PDS riser, there are G3 upgrades which replace the riser board and still have a PDS slot so you can use PDS cards.

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          #5
          If I take a look in my machine, I am sure that there is no space left for an g3 update.
          This is how the card looks like https://www.flickr.com/photos/948392...7665671196304/
          The machine: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...c_6100-66c.JPG

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            #6
            This would work:

            https://everymac.com/upgrade_cards/s...250_nubus.html

            It would replace the right angle riser board on the left shown in the second picture.

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              #7
              Now I know what you mean, but I don't understand the manual:

              http://www.sonnettech.com/support/do...bus_manual.pdf

              The Dos-Compatible is not mentioned as "compatible" and the manual only says:
              Remove PDS Card
              Locate the PDS slot (Figure 3) located next to the ROM card. If there is a PDS card already installed (such as the 6100 DOS card), remove it.
              There is no talking about putting it back in after upgrading with the G3. I understand this as, Dos-Card not usable after upgrading.

              Am i wrong here?

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                #8
                here it is: https://www.kan.org/6100/cpu.html
                Not compatible with any DOS 6100.

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                  #9
                  From the diagram, it looks like the G3 upgrade card has a right angle PDS slot on it, meaning a PDS card can still be plugged into the G3 upgrade. But I guess for whatever reason, the DOS card doesn't play nice with the G3 upgrade.

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                    #10
                    yes my opinion too...so back to the search for the 1024kb cache dimm

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                      #11
                      it's obviously hard to get such a thing...simply nobody has one.

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                        #12
                        still searching...

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