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Hey out there, I just installed 4 meg of vram into my newly aquired rev A bondi --- also installed 256 M of ram into the extra ram slot. On the profiler ( OS 9.2.2 ) the ram shows up as 288 -- 32+ 256 -- this is good. The Vram however is not showing up --question : Will the Vram in Show up as a changed value in the profiler ..... change from 2 to 6M ?
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Hey out there, I just installed 4 meg of vram into my newly aquired rev A bondi --- also installed 256 M of ram into the extra ram slot. On the profiler ( OS 9.2.2 ) the ram shows up as 288 -- 32+ 256 -- this is good. The Vram however is not showing up --question : Will the Vram in Show up as a changed value in the profiler ..... change from 2 to 6M ?
Please let me know , thanks.
I'll have to check in OS 9, but in Jaguar, the additional VRAM showed up on my G3 AIO. I'll check later and let you know.

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The VRAM should show up in System Profiler as one block of 6mgs. Did you push the cuda/reset button after you put in the VRAM?
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Yes, I just checked in OS 9, and using System Profiler, under the "System Profile" tab, the Memory Overview section lists Video Memory as 6 MB.

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It should show up as 6MB vram in system profiler. I just added RAM,VRAM and a Hard drive to an old 233 MHz rev. A imac a few weeks ago and it showed up right away. Like Badger stated, you have to remember to push that little reset button in order to use the new upgrade(s).

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Hey rberry88, What Brand & Type of Hard drive did you install in your old Rev A. iMac??? I need to install my 3rd hard drive on my old Rev.A iMac and was wondering if you had a reccomendation?? My current Maxtor Diamond Max 45GB 7200rpm drive is nearly dead in the water. Thanks.


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It should show up as 6MB vram in system profiler. I just added RAM,VRAM and a Hard drive to an old 233 MHz rev. A imac a few weeks ago and it showed up right away. Like Badger stated, you have to remember to push that little reset button in order to use the new upgrade(s).
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I installed a Seagate 80GB 7200rpm ATA100 hard drive in my Rev. A iMac. It's quieter and I find the Seagate hard drives don't run as hot for some reason as opposed to the Western Digital hard drive I tried first. With the WD drive in, the back top of the iMac would get extremely hot even though the fan was blowing like crazy. I put the Seagate HD in and it doesn't get near as hot.

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Thanks for the advice. Yesterday, I purchased a Seagate 160GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive. I'm planning on installing it this weekend, maybe Sunday. Is there anything different on the Seagate Drive VS. the WD drive I should be aware of. Jumper pins different?? Different initialize procedure, that sort of thing?? I'd really appreciate any information to make it go smoothly. Thanks from a novice installer.


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I installed a Seagate 80GB 7200rpm ATA100 hard drive in my Rev. A iMac. It's quieter and I find the Seagate hard drives don't run as hot for some reason as opposed to the Western Digital hard drive I tried first. With the WD drive in, the back top of the iMac would get extremely hot even though the fan was blowing like crazy. I put the Seagate HD in and it doesn't get near as hot.
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