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Hi this is my first post on this forum and I'm looking for knowledge and advice.

My Mac is the last G4 MDD model that came loaded with OS9 and OSX:
PowerMac G4, 1.25 GHz, 120 GB HD (7200 RPM), 2 GB mem, 167 Mhz Bus.
Display: 17" LCD 1280 x 1024
Card: ATY, RU250
Connection: ADC and DVI (dual display)

I'm thinking about a larger than 17" monitor probably something like a 23" LCD Cinema Display, but I seem to recall from somewhere that this unit can't use a larger monitor. Is anyone familiar with this model and knows whether it can accept a larger monitor? Would a different video card be necessary?

Should I consider a reputably reconditioned acrylic model circa 2003 which matches the age and style of the computer, or a particular newer model housed in an aluminum design that came out later?

I've been a Mac user since 1989 (starting on a Mac Plus), so I'm not really a newbie, but I'm a designer type, and by no means a technician.

Any good input would be appreciated.

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I'm pretty sure it'll be fine. What's the highest resolution your graphics card can go to in display preferences?
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Alexis, the highest resolution is the one I'm using now with my 17" LCD — 1280 x 1024
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According to this page: http://ati.amd.com/products/radeon90...ome/specs.html the card can go to very high resolutions on VGA analogue. A 23" monitor should be no problem.
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Thanks Alexis, good info.
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