wtb: video card for b&w

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Hey everyone-
After having my beloved beige g3 stolen from me (http://www.applefritter.com/node/view/4283), a good friend gave me a pieced together b&w from his collection. Only problem is, it came with an old video card that is not supported under Panther. I can install it fine, but I never get anything better than 4 bit video, and it is pretty much unusable. What I need is a os-x compatible video card, the cheaper the better. I am not a gamer, nor amI doing anything really graphic intensive. I would actually prefer an original ATI Rage 128, like what it had OEM. I am sure there is someone out there who has upgraded the video on the b&w and has one of these lying around. Any chance you want to sell it to me? I can pay with paypal. Thanks!

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Check your private messages.

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Thank you,
Chris

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Do you happen to know which v

Do you happen to know which video card is in there now? That problem sounds exactly like one I was having with ATI XClaim 128 VR Pros in B&W's I was having. Try updating to 10.3.5 and see if you get millions of colors back (it worked for me).

Good luck!

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Not sure what your price rang

Not sure what your price range is, but the Radeon 9200 PCI is a great card, and leaps and bounds faster then any other PCI card for the mac, and the price is pretty good as well (129 bucks brand new)

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Ok guys, despite the fact tha

Ok guys, despite the fact that my card was made in 1997 and is unlike any other card I have seen in a mac before, Wallstreet was right and after I installed the 10.3.5. update, it started working beautifully (at least for a 4 mb video card) Thanks guys!