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    feverlax
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    Question 350 mhz g3 capable of video playback?
    I'm thinking about buying a 350 mhz g3 b&w powermac with either 384 or 512 mb of ram, a 40gb harddrive a combo drive with panther. Is this powerful enough for video playback? it doesnt have to have the best framerate or anything, i just want it to play and not lag. So is this sufficent or do i need sumthing better?

    O yeah, it has the standard vid card in it, ATI rage sumthing, i forget

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    yeah, it would be fine. Just make sure your RAM is maxed and you are fine.
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    Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by feverlax
    I'm thinking about buying a 350 mhz g3 b&w powermac with either 384 or 512 mb of ram, a 40gb harddrive a combo drive with panther. Is this powerful enough for video playback? it doesnt have to have the best framerate or anything, i just want it to play and not lag. So is this sufficent or do i need sumthing better?

    O yeah, it has the standard vid card in it, ATI rage sumthing, i forget
    Sure thing! The video may take a little bit to start going, but after that it runs just fine. (I have tried this with out older Macs at my school)

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    feverlax
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    Cool, thanks for the help

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    When you say video playback, do you mean also playing DVD's? Make sure your Rage 128 has a DVD decoder card... if you want to upgrade the card, there are many ATI Radeon 7000's on ebay. They have more ram, and will boost performance on the entire system.
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    Over time you could upgrade the processor. Which reminds me about a certain thread I would like to start.
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