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Quadra 605/LC 475


The most affordable Quadra ever, the 605 was released in October 1993. It had a 25 MHz 68LC040 processor, and came in a small newly designed case. It sold for $900 and was discontinued in October 1994. It was also sold as the LC 475, and as Performas 475 and 476 which were bundled with various combinations of a fax/modems, monitors, and hard drives.  

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Quadra 605 Specs




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Memory - d/l HyperCard stacks on how to install memory.
Color Black and white
You'll need HyperCard or
HC Player to view the stacks
PPC Upgrades
Download my
Get Your Compact Mac On the Web Tutorial for info on memory and system upgrades.
Ram Guide for Macs
Install 8.5 on a PPC upgrade 040
Clock chipping the 605


Serial port normally restricted to 57.6 kbps; use of a 56k modem may be limited.
Start here for internet info on a 605
Get Your Compact Mac On the Web - everything you need.
Worldshare has free internet for 68k Macs - Mac Plus or up. No banners, no proprietary software to download. (Requires minimum $10 donation to the charity of your choice, also requires filling out 1 survey a month. Not available in all cities).
Tips For Browsing On Older Macs
Info About Browsers On Older Macs
Surf the web through another Mac - Mac Plus or up
ZTerm HOW-TO. Connect to Unix hosts or Macs and PC's with this terminal emulation program.
Tips on using Eudora on older Macs
Sue Korlan's Internet FAQ - tips and tricks on getting online and staying online
Disc image of system 6.0.8 with Eudora 1.3.1 - use email while booted off a floppy


System 7.5.3 and 7.5.5
The 605 can run older version of Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker albeit slowly with no FPU.
Start here for info on software for the 605
Software that will work on 68000 Macs
Formatting third party (non Apple) drives on a 605.


Word Processing
Web server
HyperCard programming for kids
Learn How To Type
Play old games
Learn Unix
Play network games
Paint programs for kids
Animation creation with HyperCard, Director, VideoWorks (last two are out of print)
Datase, mailing list, recipes with Filemaker 1-3, HyperCard




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