Need Suggestions for Upgrading for iBook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by LittleAl, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2011
    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?
  2. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    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.
  3. macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2005
    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.

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