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I have a beige G3 266. I have just bought a VGA 22" LCD Monitor which connects through a DB-15 M To VGA SVGA HD-15 F Monitor Adapter. It seems OK but the instructions say to set the screen resolution up to 1680 x 1050 which the G3 doesn't have. Can you uprade the video drivers to get the extra resolution or do I need a new Mac PCI video card?
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The Mac is at work but I think its OS 9.6
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Actually its OS 9.2
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Welcome to Mac-Forums, Todd Rundgren.

I don't have an answer for your question but uhm well... Are you THE Todd Rundgren or just a fan?
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Monitor resolution is a function of the video card and video memory. The monitor might have a maximum resolution of 1680x1050 but will work fine at 800x600 or 1024x768, although it might look stretched out.

If you want, you can upgrade your video card to one with more video memory to run higher resolutions. Try looking here for information on the beige G3: http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/G3-ZONE/

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i cant believe u still have a beige g3....u should really get a new mac...u can find g4's for under $100 on ebay

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I'm pretty sure 1024x768 is about the highest resolution you'll ever get out of a beige G3 without a new video card. Not worth it, IMHO.
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i cant believe u still have a beige g3....u should really get a new mac...u can find g4's for under $100 on ebay
Also not worth it, IMHO...except in cases of special need or affection.
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i cant believe u still have a beige g3....u should really get a new mac...u can find g4's for under $100 on ebay
If that machine still does what he needs it to do, then there is no need to get a new one.
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