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Product: 90MHz Carrera040 Accelerator

Available for: Macintosh IIci, IIsi, IIcx & IIx

The Fastest 68040 Accelerator Available to Date--The 90MHz Carrera040

90MHz Carrera040

Get pure Quadra speed and power for your Macintosh IIci, IIsi, IIcx or IIx. With a fast 90/45MHz 68040 with integrated FPU, the Carrera040 accelerator will increase your Mac's performance up to 650% (depending upon your particular Macintosh model and system configuration).

90MHz Carrera040 Benefits:
Checkmark90/45MHz 68040 increases CPU performance up to 650%
Checkmark68040 FPU (math coprocessor) boosts math speed up to 820%
CheckmarkFree adapter boards
CheckmarkSystem 7.0, 7.1, 7.5.x, 7.6 and 7.6.1 compatible (with select Mac models)
CheckmarkEasily user-installable with step-by-step illustrated manual

68040 Acceleration: The 90MHz Carrera040 is the smartest, fastest, and most economical way to upgrade your existing Macintosh. With the 90MHz Carrera040, you upgrade your Macintosh IIci, IIsi, IIcx or IIx to a blazing fast 90MHz 68040 processor with integrated FPU--the same processor used in the high-end Quadra line of Macintosh computers. The 68040 is equipped to handle the most demanding tasks that businesses and users require, from word processing and spreadsheet analysis to graphic-intensive design, desktop publishing and Web page development.

Break the Speed Limit: The 90MHz Carrera040 is the first 90MHz 68040 accelerator on the market to bring you the fastest acceleration at a highly cost-effective price. And for the a limited time, the 90MHz Carrera040 is available at the sale price of $299. That's the same price as our top of the line 80MHz Carrera040.

Norton System Performace Rating
90MHz Carrera040 rating compared to base model Mac IIci with a 25MHz 68030.

The Internet Venture: You can join the Internet revolution with a faster, more versatile computer with the 90MHz Carrera040 installed in your Macintosh. If you are looking to get online to surf the Net or expand your business, the 90MHz Carrera040 will help you establish your presence in the new emerging digital frontier. Accessing the Internet opens a wide variety of opportunities and benefits. The kids will actually have fun doing their homework for a change by doing online research for their school reports and term papers. Find out the latest stock quotes and airline traveling information for you business. Check the status of an overnight package through UPS or Federal Express home pages. This and much more are possible when you access the Internet with a 90MHz Carrera040.

The 90MHz Carrera040 provides the necessary speed required to process heavy workloads of information. With the high-performance and quality of the 90MHz Carrera040 combined with the online world of the Net and intuitive interface of the Macintosh Operating System, you have the power to take advantage of the resources of the Internet easily and affordably.

System and Tool Requirements: Macintosh IIci, IIsi, IIcx or IIx with System 7.0 or later, optional anti-static grounding strap (available at most computer hardware stores), flat-blade and torx screwdrivers.

Installation: The 90MHz Carrera040 for the Macintosh IIci plugs directly into the IIci's processor direct slot (PDS), the 90MHz Carrera040 for the Macintosh IIsi installs with an adapter that plugs directly into the processor direct slot (PDS) and the 90MHz Carrera040 for the Macintosh IIcx and IIx installs with an adapter that plugs into the CPU socket. Adapter boards are included at no extra cost.

MicroMac Delivers: 90MHz Carrera040 accelerator board (with integrated FPU), Start-up and Utilities disks, detailed, illustrated Installation Manual and free adapter board (required only for the Macintosh IIsi, IIcx and IIx).

More Questions: look into our FAQ page.

Note: Unfortunately due to certain ROM code restrictions, the 90MHz Carrera040 does not support RAM Doubler or Virtual Memory. However, for the best performance possible with an accelerator upgrade, MicroMac recommends actual physical RAM rather than virtual RAM which degrades system performance.

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Performs at


25MHz 68030

25MHz 68882




90MHz 68040

sale price


20MHz 68030





90MHz 68040

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16MHz 68030

16MHz 68882




90MHz 68040

sale price


16MHz 68030

16MHz 68882




90MHz 68040

sale price

- Available Files to Download for the Carrera040 Accelerator -

Accelerator Software:
Carrera040 v1.8

Utilities Software:
Speedometer 4.0

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