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Quadra 700


The Quadra 700 was powered by a 25 Mhz 68040 processor, which included an FPU. It was the first in a new family of Macs, and was the first Mac to ship in a tower case (a IIcx case on its side, with the label rotated 90 degrees). The Quadra 700 was priced at $6,000  

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Quadra 700 Specs




Check out my Mac store for parts!
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
100 mhz PPC card
Sonet QuadDoubler
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 Q700


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
This Mac is one of my all time faves - it's VERY fast for an 040, runs Linux, internet apps with ease. The only caveat is that it ony has 4 memory slots for 30 pin simms which means you are limited to 20 megs of ram unlss you can find 8 or 16 meg 30 pin simms which are extremely hard to find and expensive. Use Ram Doubler and SpeedDoubler to allow you to run more apps.
The 700 can run older version of Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker albeit slowly.
Start here for info on software for the 700
Software that will work on 68000 Macs
Formatting third party (non Apple) drives on a 700.


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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