Power Computing PowerBase

The PowerBase was available in low profile and minitower configurations, with speed ranging from 180-240 MHz using the PPC 603e processor. The CPU was on a daughter card for ease of upgrade.

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Tanzania-based computers will not boot with a dead PRAM battery. Try replacing the battery before attempting to replace the power supply on a “dead” PowerBase.

Variants

  • PowerBase 180. 180 MHz 603e processor
  • PowerBase 200. 200 MHz 603e processor
  • PowerBase 240. 240 MHz 603e processor

Details

  • introduced: 1996.08.07
  • requires System 7.5.2 Rev. 2.2 through 9.1
  • CPU: 180, 200, 240 MHz PPC 603e, upgradable (proprietary connector)
  • bus: 40 MHz
  • RAM: 16 MB, expandable to 160 MB using 168-pin 60ns or faster EDO DIMMs in 3 DIMM slots
  • Video: 2 or 4 MB VRAM, 3D acceleration, supports 512 x 384 to 1280 x 1024
  • L2 cache: 256 KB (not on all systems)
  • hard drive: 1.2GB IDE (or larger)
  • CD-ROM: 4x to 16x SCSI drive
  • ADB: 1 port for keyboard and mouse
  • two miniDIN-8 GeoPorts on back of computer
  • PS/2 mouse port
  • PS/2 keyboard port
  • SCSI: DB-25 connector on back of computer
  • PCI slots: 3
  • power: 200W (145W for low profile model)
  • size (HxWxD), low profile: 4.4″x16.8″x16.0″
  • size (HxWxD), tower: 15.0″x7.0″x16.0″
  • weight: 21.0-22.0 lb
  • PRAM battery: 3.6V half-AA
  • Gestalt ID: 58

Accelerators & Upgrades

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