Might be a silly question...but i couldnt find it by STFA...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Togglehead, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Togglehead macrumors 6502

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    ...maybe im not searching for the right keywords....

    Got an old B/W G3 lying around that im going to use as my desktop since my PC fried. My powerbook is my main machine anyway...so no biggie about the G3 bein a touch underpowered for a main machine by today's standards...

    However...a few questions...can i use use the AGP video card out of my PC in this thing? I have two...one ATi (which looks like theres trouble) and one nVidia. The ATi if far newer...and a better card, but i think i read somewhere that ATi makes different versions for mac....where as nVidia does not. It never actually said that i could use it though...

    ...can i?

    And optical drives too? Can i just throw a DVD drive in there and expect it to work?

    Im sure these questions have been answered before....so instead of typing...maybe someone more talented with the search feature can link me...=P

    TIA
     
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    What's STFA? Search The Forums, Arsehole?

    DVD drive (any optical drive) should work by just sticking it in.

    Graphic cards, however, depends on the card. With some cards, you can flash the ROM and then it'll work on a Mac. Look up flashing ROMs with your graphic cards and you might find out specific information.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    The Optical Drive... Yes.

    There is not AGP slot in the G3, it is PCI.

    TEG
     
  4. Togglehead thread starter macrumors 6502

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    HAHAHAHA raven...Search the forum ARCHIVES....but, close i guess. =P

    DVD drives...bonus.

    And ok...no AGP...that solves that. THANKS!
     

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