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Sure sounds like your video graphics card. If it is the original it has done well. If you have access to another G4 Mac you might try changing of cards and see if there is any joy. Another way to check it is with Apple Hardware Test if you have the original system install discs, probably about OS X.2 or thereabouts.

MDD use 4XAGP cards and 8X cards will run okay but they must be Mac cards and not PC. An ATI Radeon 9800 Mac Pro would be a pretty good choice and you can find them on eBay and such.

If you do not have Apple Hardware Test, go to this web site and download the version 1.2.6 for G4's. Drap the .dmg icon to the desktop, and then the left hand column of Disk Utility, pop in a blank CD and hit burn. The CD will be bootable holding down 'C' after the chimes.

http://www.info.apple.com/support/aht.html

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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