Old Powermac Dual G4 Question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by knightperson, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. knightperson
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    macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009

    Student going to try to learn fcp 5 on an old dual powermac. Please don't laugh.

    I've already checked the minimum requirements so I should be fine.

    My question is which of the following is better for FCP:

    dual g4 450 with 1.25 gigs of ram vs dual 533 with 1 gig of ram
  2. sigmadog
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    macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2009
    The wilds of WA
    I'd go with the 533. I'm thinking processing power would be more valuable than the additional RAM. Also, I would hazard a guess that additional RAM could be obtained fairly easily to boost the total to the max of 1.5GB, and probably for cheap (even by student standards).

    Just my opinion.
  3. TrapOx
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    macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008

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