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MicroMac 5200/6200 PowerPC Logic Board Trade-up

This MicroMac Logic Board Trade-up upgrades 58x and 63x/64x-series Macintosh models to a 603-based PowerPC Macintosh model identical to a 5200 or 6200-series Mac. Performance is accelerated to a 75MHz or 90MHz PPC603 processor.

Available for:

Mac LC 580, LC 630, LC 630-DOS

Performa 580, Performa 588, Performa 630, Performa 630CD, Performa 630CD-DOS, Performa 631CD, Performa 635CD, Performa 636, Performa 636CD, Performa 637CD, Performa 638CD, Performa 640CD-DOS

Quadra 630

Upgrade to PowerPC Performance

Run SoftWindows, Games and the latest Multimedia Authoring Software!

The MicroMac PowerPC 5200/6200 Logic Board Trade-up converts your 68040-based Macintosh to a PowerPC-based Macintosh. Now you have the ability to run PowerPC applications and the latest System software without sacrificing the current investment you've made in your Macintosh computer system.



MicroMac 5200/6200 PowerPC Logic Board Trade-up Benefits:
CheckmarkAllows installation of PowerPC software that does not run on 68K-based Macs
Checkmark75 MHz PowerPC603-based Logic Board Trade-up increases performance up to 350%
Checkmark90 MHz PowerPC603-based Logic Board Trade-up increases performance up to 400%
Checkmarkreuses 72-pin SIMMs
Checkmarkadding a second 72-pin SIMM and expands your RAM capability to 64MB
Checkmark5200/6200 logic board has 256KB of Level-2 cache for even faster speed
CheckmarkEnergy-efficient operation (meets EPA's Energy Star Compliance)

PowerPC Processor: The MicroMac Technology 5200/6200 logic board trade-up converts your existing 68040 or 68LC040-based Macintosh to a real PowerPC-based Mac. You now will be able to run applications that have been written especially for a PowerPC processor. These applications include, for example, SoftWindows to run Windows applications on your Mac, RealPlayer to download streaming audio and video from the Net, and Riven, a popular game. Take advantage of the added speed of Apple's System 8 and 8.1 with the PowerPC native Finder.

Memory Capabilities: The 5200/6200 logic board has two 72-pin SIMM sockets. With this logic board you can have up to 64MB of RAM. You can easily transfer the SIMM from your slower logic board to the 5200/6200 logic board. You then can populate the second SIMM slot with a new SIMM or an existing 72-pin SIMM from an earlier upgrade.

System and Tool Requirements: A Phillips screw driver and an optional antistatic grounding strap (available at most computer hardware stores).

Upgrade Installation: Prior to installing the MicroMac 5200/6200 PowerPC Logic Board Trade-up you will need to update or reinstall the System OS 7.5.1 - 8.1 software so that it is compatible with the 5200/6200 logic board. This is a simple procedure that is outlined in the documentation that comes with the 5200/6200 PowerPC Logic Board Trade-up. Once you have the correct System software installed, the installation involves removing the current 68040 logic board from your computer (which easily unplugs from the inner case) and following the instructions in "Installing the P5200/6200 logic board."

Time Requirement: About one hour; 45 minutes are required for System Software installation, 15 minutes are required for the hardware exchange of the logic board.

MicroMac Delivers: MicroMac 603-based 5200/6200 PowerPC Logic Board Trade-up with documentation.

More Questions: look into our FAQ page.


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MicroMac 5200/6200 Logic Board Trade-up Models Available:

75 MHz PPC603 Upgrade


up to 350%


90 MHz PPC603 Upgrade


up to 400%


* Price includes trade-in of your current logic board.
a $200 deposit will be added to your order and refunded upon receipt of your old logic board.










-Available Files to Download for 5200/6200 PowerPC603 Logic Board Trade-up-

MicroMac 5200/6200 PowerPC Logic Board Upgrade Software:


Utilities Software:
Speedometer 4.0

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