Running Final Cut Express on Dual 500 Powermac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by crazyfortech, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2005

    I have a dual 500mhz powermac g4. I'm going to buy photoshop and final cut express , and ilife. I was wondering if the machine would run final cut express good. I have 512 RAM now, I think that I'm going to make it 1gb. Does anyone know how that's going to run. I won't get into really hard stuff just more harder stuff than ilife. This is my first mac. I really am liking it ! I think that Photoshop CS might run good, I'm not sure. What other upgrades would work for it (except new proccesser)?

  2. macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada

    FinalCut Express HD requirements

    - Macintosh computer with a 500MHz or faster PowerPC G4 or G5 processor (550MHz for PowerBook G4 or iBook G4, 450MHz for dual PowerPC G4 or G5)
    - Not supported on Intel-based Mac computers with Rosetta
    - HD features require 1GHz or faster single or dual PowerPC and 1GB of RAM
    - An AGP or PCI Express graphics card compatible with Quartz Extreme*
    - Mac OS X 10.3.7 or later

    * Quartz Extreme requires
    * ATI: Any AGP-based ATI RADEON GPU, with 16 MB VRAM or better.
    * NVIDIA: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX or later, with 16 MB VRAM or better.

    So if you have a Rage 128 or Rage 128 Pro, it says it is not compatible.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2005
    I think i have like geoforce 4 or something ,

    should i upgrade my ram to 1 gb or save that for a new proccesser
  4. macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2006
    Athens, Georgia
    Save it for a new computer. Probably could do better with a Mini

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