Will iChat Video work on a 400mhz Powerbook?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sjjordan, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502

    #1
    My best friend has a Pismo 400mhz with 640MB RAM. It's not the slowest computer I've used, but is a few hundred mhz below apples minimum requirements.

    Has anyone tried using iChat's video capabilities with anthing this slow? It'll be done with apple's iSight.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ugg
    macrumors 68000

    Ugg

    #2
    Apple says that you need at least 600 mhz for iChat video to work. I tried it with my iMac G3 400 mhz and a little window announced that my hardware wasn't sufficient for iChat video to work. I didn't try it with an iSight though, just my miniDV cam but I'm sure you'll get the same message.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    #3
    While I'm sure it WOULD run sufficiently well, Apple tends to be quite nitpicky about minimum requirements. As such, it will prevent you from running it, unless you can find a hack.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    #4
    They didnt seem to be too nitpicky about GarageBand. It runs like crap on my 800MHz G3, I dont even know how it could possibly be useable on a 600MHz G3.
     

Share This Page