Mac IIci

From: David C. Jenner <>
Date: Sun Jan 13 15:16:51 2002

You save a few CPU cycles (16%, I seem to recall) by using (almost any)
video card instead of using the on-board video. You can usually find an
accelerator card (030 at 33MHz or 040) or a cache card on eBay for a few $.
System 7.1 is about right for this system, or you could run OpenBSD or


Chad Fernandez wrote:
> Hello,
> The Local GoodWill has a fairly nice Mac IIci. I've done some research
> on the Low End Mac web site, but am still undecided if I should buy it.
> Low End Mac says it is a "Mac Best Buy", meaning that it is one of the
> models to buy, instead of avoid. Some models are best avoided because
> of compromises in design or limited expandability.
> It is uses a 25mhz Motorola 68030 processor. What would be the
> approximate Intel/PC equivalent? The 386DX-25? The 486DX-25? faster,
> slower, what? I don't have much Mac experience at all. I own a Plus,
> but after cleaning it, I haven't done anything with it but let it sit,
> mainly because of the silly 800K drives.
> It has a Radius video card, but unfortunately, the Radius monitor got
> sold separately. It was a "Pivot" monitor. I pulled the monitor of the
> nonfunctioning IIcx and the ci boots fine, and is running System 7.1.
> How much should I offer?
> Thanks,
> Chad Fernandez
> Michigan, USA

David C. Jenner
Received on Sun Jan 13 2002 - 15:16:51 GMT

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