View Full Version : how far can a G3 266 desktop be upgraded?

Aug 5, 2003, 12:51 PM
the computer in question can be seen here:

I'm wondering about processor, hard drive, RAM, and video card upgrades.

I know that the page provided supposedly tells what the max RAM and VRAM are, but that site also claims that new powermac G4s can't be upgraded past, say, 64 VRAM, and I know that's not right.

thanks for your help!

Aug 5, 2003, 01:15 PM
Try Low End Mac (http://www.lowendmac.com/ppc/g3.shtml)

Aug 5, 2003, 01:39 PM
•Max Memory: 768mb (G3 has 3 memory slots, 3 256 ram sticks)

•Max HD Capacity: 120gb

•You can upgrade the zif up to a G4 1ghz. Or you can always overclock it
here (http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~t-imai/g3ae1.html)

•You can upgrade the internal video chipset (i.e Rage Pro, Rage II + Dvd, Rage pro turbo) with a Redeon 7000 or a readeon mac edition.
You can also buy a rev 3 rom is you have a rev 1 or rev 2. Or you can get the 4mb vram stick for the internal graphics chipset.

what else... Oh yeah this (http://xlr8yourmac.com/G3-ZONE/index.html)