Centris and Quadra
This index covers desktop Macs based on the 68040 CPU. This includes all Centris and Quadra models, plus some LCs and Performas.
- Centris 610, 650
- Quadra 605, 610, 630, 650, 700, 800, 900, 950
- Performa 475/476, 630-638, 640
- LC 475, 630, LC 630 DOS
- AV Models 660av, 840av
- DOS Compatible 610 DOS, LC 630 DOS
- 500-series LC 575, LC 580
- See our NuBus Video Card Guide for information on adding a video card.
- Apple Computer will consider the Centris 610 and Quadra 610 obsolete as of July 16, 2001 in the United States and July 23, 2001 in Canada. As of that date, service parts and documentation will no longer be available from Apple.
- Advice: Options For '040s, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 6/5. Advice about operating systems, upgrades, what Quadra to choose, and more.
- Advice: Games for '040s, Low End Mac Gaming, Brian Rumsey, 2/25. This week Brian looks at games to play on 68040-based Macs.
- Advice: Gaming on '040s, Brian Rumsey, Low End Mac Gaming, 2/16. Those old 68040-class Macs still have game.
- Subscribe to Vintage Macs, the list for users of 68040-based Macs.
- 68040-based Macs can use the new HFS+ file system that comes with Mac OS 8.1, but they cannot boot from an HFS+ disk or use one for virtual memory.
- Drive Setup now supports many third-party hard drives. We're maintaining a compatibility list.
- RAM Charger from Jump Development ($40) lets you get the most out of your RAM - especially helpful on Macs with 8 MB or less. By launching applications using the minimum amount of memory they need, RAM Charger lets you run more programs. It also works well with RAM Doubler. You can even download a demo.
Be sure to see the list of dealers who buy, sell, or broker used and/or refurbished Macintosh hardware.
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