I have a G3 350mhz that just doesnt work right.... sometimes when i hit power it chimes and sometimes it doesnt.... i have found that if i hit the reset button on the front a few times it will eventually chime. how ever its like a 25% chance that it boots OS9 or OSX. if it boots at all its very unstable, hangs alot. ive got fresh installs of both OS's. im not sure what happened to it besides the fact that i havnt used it for a long time. it did similar things before and they went away. i have a g4 upgrade card that i cant get to install because i cant update the firmware... has anyone had problems like this before? this also never used to be picky about ram and now it doesnt like half the ram ive tried in it. im thinking i should just buy a G4 or a mac mini but i need bootable OS9... and i dont really need tons of power, just some. basically i have some old and some newer games. they run great on the g3 when it runs. im boggled really. someone gave me an All in one machine that came with the G4 card, it was running fine as well before and it died on him, thats why he gave it to me. wont chine at all. how ever all these problems came before i tried the g4 card. ive tried reseting the firmware and nothing has changed. lets just say that it took 15 min to install a base OS9. the screen said 3 min remaining, very very odd eh? this thing used to install really quickly. i mean OSx will install a base in less than 20 min. as far as the rest of the system ive taken out everything and swaped out everything i can think of.... do you guys think the board is dead? when i tried the G4 i get a fast paced 2 tone chime, im guessing because the G4 block is still on? any help would be great guys thanks. oh yea its a sonnet 500mhz g4.