View Full Version : Need Suggestions for Upgrading for iBook G4

Jun 6, 2011, 10:18 PM
Okay so I was fortunate enough to get an iBook g4 laptop in my hands for relatively "cheap" and I was wondering if I could get some input on upgrading the system. The laptop is going to be mainly used for imovie use and possibly Final Cut Express (if at all possible) as I am a student filmmaker.

My system currently has these specs:
iBook G4 M9163LL/A
30GB hard drive (I also have a 500tb external drive)
384mb ram
OSX 10.4 Tiger

What I've been told is that 800mhz is relatively very slow in operations and that I should probably update my ram to at least 1gb. What are your suggestions in upgrading the system and how much do you estimate it costing me?

Jun 7, 2011, 06:39 AM
My suggestion would be to get a new computer. What version of FCE and iMovie are you planning to run? The latest version of FCE won't even run on your machine.

Jun 7, 2011, 10:42 AM
Yeah, editing video on that is not going to be a lot of fun unless you can stand sitting around for hours as effects render.