B&W g3 help needed

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

  1. supermegatron macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2003
    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


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
    It's always good to have the system disk around especially when trouble arises...
  3. GraphicUmp macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2002
    Mid Atlantic
    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

    Sep 28, 2003
    cool im going to buy a pci geforce and mac flash it then

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