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Power Mac G3 Q&A (Power Mac G3 FAQ) @ EveryMac.com

With the Power Mac G3 Q&A you can get answers to all of your Power Mac G3 questions. Both the "Platinum" and "Blue and White" models are covered in-depth. Questions ranging from "How do you upgrade the RAM in the Power Mac G3 models? How much RAM of what type do they actually support?" to "Is there any way to add AirPort to a Power Mac G3 model?" and everything in between are answered.

Please note that the Power Macintosh G3 series was discontinued on August 31, 1999, and the Power Mac G3 Q&A was largely rewritten and "archived" on February 23, 2010.

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Most Frequently Asked Power Mac G3 Q&As:

How do you upgrade the RAM in the Power Mac G3 models? How much RAM of what type does the Power Mac G3 actually support?

What type of Ethernet is standard in the Power Mac G3 models? Are Gigabit Ethernet upgrade options available?

How do you replace or upgrade the hard drive in the Power Mac G3 models? Do these models support "big drives"?

What graphics capabilities are provided by the Power Mac G3? Which have DB-15 and which have VGA ports? What is the maximum supported resolution on a primary and secondary display?

Is there any way to add AirPort to a Power Mac G3 model?

How can you visually differentiate between a Revision 1 and Revision 2 "Blue & White" Power Mac G3 model?

How do you upgrade the processor in the Power Mac G3 models? How are the Power Mac G3 processors mounted?

What versions of the MacOS do the Power Mac G3 models support? Can they all boot MacOS 9? What is the maximum supported version of MacOS X?

How do you replace or upgrade the optical drive in the Power Mac G3 models? What are the capabilities of the default optical drives? Can these Macs support DVD-R?

How many PCI slots of what type and speed does each Power Mac G3 have?

Was the iMac keyboard and mouse really standard with the "Blue & White" Power Mac G3 models?

Software Compatibility Q&As:

What version of the MacOS is pre-installed on the Power Mac G3 models?

What versions of the MacOS do the Power Mac G3 models support? Can they all boot MacOS 9? What is the maximum supported version of MacOS X?

Can the Power Mac G3 run Windows?

Can the Power Mac G3 run Linux?

Does software that requires an ADB-based "dongle" work with the Power Mac G3?

Comparison Q&As:

What are the differences between the "Platinum" Power Mac G3 Desktop, Minitower, and All-in-One models?

What are the differences between the "Blue & White" Power Mac G3 models?

How can you visually differentiate between a Revision 1 and Revision 2 "Blue & White" Power Mac G3 model?

What are the major differences between the "Platinum" Power Mac G3 and the "Blue & White" Power Mac G3 models?

Expansion, Function, & Technical Q&As:

How do you upgrade the processor in the Power Mac G3 models? How are the Power Mac G3 processors mounted?

How do you upgrade the RAM in the Power Mac G3 models? How much RAM of what type does the Power Mac G3 actually support?

How do you replace or upgrade the hard drive in the Power Mac G3 models? Do these models support "big drives"?

How do you replace or upgrade the optical drive in the Power Mac G3 models? What are the capabilities of the default optical drives? Can these Macs support DVD-R?

How do you replace or upgrade the Zip drive in the Power Mac G3 models?

How many PCI slots of what type and speed does each Power Mac G3 have?

How can you visually differentiate between a Revision 1 and Revision 2 "Blue & White" Power Mac G3 model?

Graphics, Video, Audio, & Connectivity Q&As:

What graphics capabilities are provided by the Power Mac G3? Which have DB-15 and which have VGA ports? What is the maximum supported resolution on a primary and secondary display?

How many PCI slots of what type and speed does each Power Mac G3 have?

Is there any way to add AirPort to a Power Mac G3 model?

Can you add Bluetooth to a Power Mac G3 model without internal support?

What type of Ethernet is standard in the Power Mac G3 models? Are Gigabit Ethernet upgrade options available?

What type of modem is provided by the Power Mac G3?

Can USB and Firewire be added to the "Platinum" Power Mac G3 models?

Was the iMac keyboard and mouse really standard with the "Blue & White" Power Mac G3 models?

Configuration & Purchasing Q&As:

What are the default configurations of the Power Mac G3?

Where can I buy a Power Mac G3?

What are the "pros and cons" of the Power Mac G3 models? Is one right for my needs?




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