Low End Mac Reader Specials
The Color Classic has 4 MB soldered to the motherboard. There are two SIMM sockets, which can be used to expand the CC to 6 MB, 8 MB, or 10 MB.
The Color Classic has a very nice design - the motherboard can be slid out of the back, eliminating the need to take the case apart.
When upgrading, be careful not to damage the SIMM sockets, especially if you are removing memory.
To upgrade the Color Classic, you will need two matching 30-pin SIMMs. They must be rated at 100ns or faster and may be 1 MB, 2 MB, or 4 MB in capacity.
Since there are only two SIMM sockets, it's easy to figure out where the memory goes. And since the Classic II automatically recognizes additional memory, there are no jumpers to worry about. Just snap the new RAM into the SIMM sockets.
Now reseat the motherboard in its mount, reconnect all cables, and test it. (Careful of exposed wires - nothing worse than getting the whole thing back together and discovering you have a bad SIMM or have not seated the memory correctly.) Boot your Color Classic with extensions off (hold down the shift key) and check "About This Macintosh" under the Apple menu. If it doesn't give the expected number, you should reseat your memory.
Once you know the upgrade is a success, put the back on your Color Classic, tighten the screws, and enjoy the extra memory. Some suggestions:
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