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I have six of these machines starting with an 8600/200 going up to a 9600/300 and machines in between.
The 9600 MP 200 is an interesting machine although software that runs on multi processor machines is rare.
I have upgraded 2 machines to 1.5 gigs of ram with 128mb PCI graphics cards and Sonnet G4800 upgrade cards on OS 8.6
As a classic Mac fan I get a kick out of occasionally using my collection and I've had a hankering to do some retro NTSC video editing.
To my dissapointment I discovered that the wings personality card in my beige desktop G3 could only capture 320x240 video.
(more on that project at a later date)
Then I had read the older 8600s could capture true 640x480 video.
Time to visit eBay and as luck would have it, there was one 8600 up for bid!
The ad said;
"I wasnt able to test it but it looks like everything is there and in good condition. Dont miss your chance to own this rare item. "
Pictured was a stock photo from an advertisement, not the actual computer.
Talk about buying a 'pig in a polk'.
I took a chance figuring at best this was a stock computer and the guy didn't have a monitor to test it with...
or at worse, it was a 'basket-case' with power supply issues.
Fingers crossed and this is what showed up in it's original box.
Just one more thing to check.
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