Power Macintosh 7300/166

A low-budget version of model 7600, it lacked video input and was running at 166MHz. It had PCI expansion, but not all cards work with it. It has DIMM memory with interleaving - so putting 2 memory sticks may make it run faster. In fact, 166MHz model is a low-end model of 180MHz USA Power Mac 7300, made cheaper to sell in Europe.

Model No: M3979

Year: 1997
Discontinued: 1997
CPU: PowerPC 604e 166MHz
Max. RAM: 1GB
RAM Type: 168-pin DIMM
Hard disk: 2GB SCSI, 3.5" SL
Floppy drives: 1 1.4M 3.5"
Other drives: 12x SCSI CD-ROM
Graphics: 640x480x24bit - 1280x1024x8/16bit (depends on VRAM)
Sound: Stereo 16-bit
Display: External, 14-pin connector
Dedicated OS: Mac System 7.5.5

Maximum OS: Mac System 9

Expansions:  - ADB.
 - 8 DIMMs for RAM Expansion
 - Cache expansion slot
 - ROM SIMM slot
 - Processor card slot
 - 3 PCI slots


Peripherals in collection:
 - ADB keyboard and mouse

Connectors:  - External SCSI
 - Apple AAUI network
 - 2 serial (RS-422) ports for printer and modem
 - 15-pin video connector
 - ADB connector for keyboard and mouse
 - Speaker output
 - Microphone input

My unit is also from recycling. Used as scanner shared device in magazine editorial, it was running all day. As I got it, I had to clean it inside because dust was everywhere blocking fan and stopping floppy drive reading anything from floppies. Now it works well with Macintosh System 8.