[vcf-midatlantic] Mac SE coming to Workshop

Adam Rosen adam at oakbog.com
Fri Aug 11 18:06:26 EDT 2017


Actually correcting myself:  the SE/30 is a 16MHz 68030, not 30MHz. (Damn human memory issues…) It also has a 68882 math coprocessor, which the standard SE does not.


> On Aug 11, 2017, at 5:07 PM, Adam Rosen <adam at oakbog.com> wrote:
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>> On Aug 11, 2017, at 4:16 PM, Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> On 8/11/2017 4:08 PM, Adam Rosen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>>> On Aug 11, 2017, at 3:15 PM, Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
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>>>> The other nice thing is that these are perhaps the most reliable compacts
>>>> - not requiring extensive if any recapping on the boards.
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>>> The SE and SE/30 have ventilation fans included, whereas earlier compact Mac models did not.  SE systems do indeed need recapping but they tend to last much longer due to the cooler running termperatures than other models.
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>> Hmmm explain the wild reliability issue between the SE/30 and SEs.
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> In my own experience I haven’t seen a wild reliability difference between those models, both tend to last longer compared with other classic Mac models.
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> However, which model have you found to be less reliable?  The SE is an 8MHZ 68000, whereas the SE/30 is a 30MHZ 68030; the excess heat in that ‘030 model could cause reliability issues.  However I’ve seen more than one SE/30 chugging away in a server closet clogged with dust for 10 years and still going strong, it’s not considered an unreliable model among vintage Mac collectors.
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