B&W g3 help needed

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by supermegatron, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. supermegatron macrumors member

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    I recently bought the parts to construct a g3 b&w I have everything minus the video card. will any mac compatible pci video card work in this. I also got a harddrive from a busted iMac it has os 9 on it if i place this drive in the b&w will it boot up or will i need to format it and find a system disc on ebay
     
  2. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    It's always good to have the system disk around especially when trouble arises...
     
  3. GraphicUmp macrumors member

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    The answer is yes, the hard drive should boot the system. I would probably wipe and reinstall, just to make sure the correct stuff for your configuration is installed, however.

    And yes, any mac-compatible pci video card will work. I currently have a Radeon 7000 installed in my B&W, but the Rage 128 that came with it works fine. I wouldn't use anything with less than 16MB VRAM.
     
  4. supermegatron thread starter macrumors member

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    cool im going to buy a pci geforce and mac flash it then
     

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