MicroMac Upgrades for Color Classics

MicroMac provided several products to upgrade the Color Classic, a perennial favorite among Mac collectors, as well as many other Macs. Although pages on the company website have not been updated since 1998-2000, we provide this as a look back at some very innovative upgrades.

640 x 480 Screen Resolution Upgrade

Mac Color ClassicFor Color Classic, Colour Classic II, and Performa 275.

  • $99 upgrade from 512 x 384 pixels to 640 x 480 pixels.
  • Get 57% more pixels on your screen.
  • See 25% more width in your documents.
  • Better Web browsing.
  • Crisp, high-resolution images.
  • Thousands of colors with 512 KB VRAM.

This upgrade requires that you obtain an RMA number from MicroMac Technology. You then ship your Color Classic, and MicroMac Technology performs the screen upgrade.

Logic Board Upgrades

33 MHz LC 550 Logic Board Upgrade

Boost the Color Classic from 16 MHz to 33 MHz. Also works in Mac TV and LC 520.

  • More than double performance.
  • Allows up to 36 MB of RAM.

33 MHz and 40 MHz LC 575 Logic Board Upgrades

Upgrade your Color Classic, Colour Classic II, LC 520, or LC 550.

  • Upgrade to 66 MHz 68LC040 (without FPU), $399
  • Upgrade to 66 MHz 68040 with FPU, $449
  • Upgrade to 80 MHz 68LC040 (no FPU), $449
  • Upgrade to 80 MHz 68040 with FPU, $499
  • 36 MB RAM capacity
  • Supports Mac OS 8.1.

It works like this:

  1. MicroMac sends the new logic board to you.
  2. You then install the new, upgraded logic board into your machine.
  3. When everything is working fine you send back you old, slower logic board. MicroMac typically expects the original logic board back within 30 days. For international orders this time can be extended.
  4. MicroMac will test your old logic board to be sure it is functional.

Special Pricing: Screen-resolution upgrade, when purchased with logic board upgrade, $49.

32 MHz or 50 MHz 68030 ThunderCachePro Accelerator

Plugs into LC PDS (Processor Direct Slot) in Color Classic, LC, and LC II.

  • 32 MHz 68030, $249
  • 32 MHz 68030 with FPU, $299
  • 50 MHz 68030, $249 sale price
  • 50 MHz 68030 with FPU, $299 sale price
  • Jump from 16 MHz to 32 MHz or 50 MHz.
  • 32-bit data path and 32 KB cache further boost performance.
  • Expands maximum RAM by up to 16 MB in addition to whatever is on your Mac’s logic board. RAM not included.

FPU Upgrades

  • 16 MHz 68882 for Classic II, Color Classic, Performa 200, $39
  • 33 MHz 6882 for Colour Classic II, Performa 275, $39

Please email or call (800) 600-6227 or (949) 362-1000 if you have any additional questions.

MicroMac Technology
27121 Aliso Creek Rd, Suite 125
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Tel: (800) 600-6227
Tel: (949) 362-1000
Fax: (949) 362-5428
Tech Support: (949) 362-4953
email: sales@micromac.com
Web: http://www.micromac.com

Note: The MicroMac website has not been updated since May 2000.

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