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Graphics card upgrade for Blue and White G3
« on: November 19, 2014, 05:55:54 AM »
Hi everyone,

I am new to the forum and am not very tech savvy. I have a Blue and White G3 tower running OS 9.2.1. I have the standard video card that came with the machine. I currently use a Viewsonic VG2030m monitor. What graphics card do I need to install to run a wide screen format monitor?     The monitor I want to use is a Viewsonic VG2030wm specifically. I assume the answer is on the forum elsewhere but I am not very good at navigating through the "tech talk"  :D

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Graphics card upgrade for Blue and White G3
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 10:58:25 AM »
Thanks Chris, I ordered the ATI Radeon 7000. I assume if the ATI drivers are not installed correctly I can reinstall them?

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Re: Graphics card upgrade for Blue and White G3
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 11:12:27 AM »
yes absolutely i have the 7000 pci + the card works great but u may need the original card for doing fresh installs from cd of new os versions
ie if u want to run 8.5.1 or 8.6 instead of 9.2.2

i think u will be happy wth your purchase this card works in practically any g3, g4, or g5. one of the most compatible cards for the "G" macs there is!

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Re: Graphics card upgrade for Blue and White G3
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2014, 09:56:41 AM »
I have a 7200 from Ati in my B&W. It's a great card if you can get it.
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Re: Graphics card upgrade for Blue and White G3
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2014, 02:49:03 PM »
My computer is a PowerMac G3 B&W 350MHz, 768MB sdr, 82GB hdd. Can someone point me to a good cpu upgrade card on ebay or elsewhere?

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Re: Graphics card upgrade for Blue and White G3
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2014, 03:44:35 PM »

if the ATI rage 128 does not support this exact resolution of the monitor, first try system extensions like switch res or multiresolutions.

also, possibly try newer cables (in case you are trying very old ones), and update the ATI drivers to the latest version (from 2005! it is in our downloads section.)
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Re: Graphics card upgrade for Blue and White G3
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2014, 04:48:24 PM »
My computer is a PowerMac G3 B&W 350MHz, 768MB sdr, 82GB hdd. Can someone point me to a good cpu upgrade card on ebay or elsewhere?

you can buy a yikes g4 400mhz cpu zif socket cpu
that will be the easiest to find i think.. most available..

there are some zif upgrades aswell.. 
browse this section of the forum:
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?board=86.0
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=271.0
http://www.everymac.com/upgrade_cards/by_system/powermac_g3_blue.html

as u can see there are many different ones..
but all may be hard to find.

heres a 450mhz by OWC
http://www.ebay.com/itm/OWC-Otherworldcomputing-450Mhz-G4-ZIF-Processor-upgrade-for-Mac-G3-computers-/121491716321?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c497878e1
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Up for sale here is a Mercury G4 450mhz processor upgrade with 1MB L2 cache for Beige G3 and Blue and White G3 computers with ZIF (zero insertion force) processor upgrade sockets. Originally sold by otherworldcomputing.com. Jumpers included. instructions for installation and placement of jumpers for overclocking can still be found the the MacSales/Otherworldcomputing website.

Model number OWCZ4450MA.

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Re: Graphics card upgrade for Blue and White G3
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2014, 02:50:08 AM »
So will the 450 mhz card by OWC make a significant difference on my machine?  I use my G3 to run Vectorworks 8.5 and occasionally the software crashes taking the system with it. I have been using this system since around 2001 and am hoping to improve performance and stability. I have never really considered upgrading the machine until I stumbled across this site the other day and noticed it seemed a popular thing to do  :D

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Re: Graphics card upgrade for Blue and White G3
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2014, 06:30:54 AM »
I received and installed my Radeon 7000 graphics card. I had difficulties getting widescreen resolutions until I downloaded the 2004 ATI drivers. Thanks guys!
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