The Macintosh II celebrates its 25th anniversary
Posted 07 June 2012 - 11:24 AM
Posted 07 June 2012 - 11:32 AM
Posted 07 June 2012 - 12:05 PM
I have one sitting on my desk right now. It still works great, running a 68040 processor card, ethernet card (big deal at the time), maxed out with 32MB RAM, and has a 1.2GB HD (the last of several upgrades). It was a fantastic computer for its day.
Posted 07 June 2012 - 12:28 PM
Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:02 PM
The IIcx were not 32 bit clean machines if I remember correctly.
But the max was was 128 mb according to everymac.com
With 32-bit addressing and the MODE32 system extension this model is capable of supporting 128 MB of RAM (16 MB SIMMs in all eight slots).
This post has been edited by eteen: 07 June 2012 - 01:04 PM
Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:09 PM
No, it could, in fact, go up to 68MB.
FWIW, the IIcx could actually get up to 128MB *if* you used a 3rd-party product to supplant the original dirty ROM. No trouble addressing the space, but some parts of the ROM abused the high bits of pointers.
This post has been edited by bastion: 07 June 2012 - 01:10 PM
Posted 07 June 2012 - 02:07 PM
Posted 07 June 2012 - 02:44 PM
A toast to the Apple II and the good times had on them!
Posted 07 June 2012 - 03:16 PM
I agree. As someone who's early Apple years capped at the original Mac and returned with the iMac, these reminders of non-Jobs Apple products, the ones that did keep the company alive, are informative and interesting.