My computer specs are listed below Hard drive space: 319.08 GB, 136.46 GB Free Model Name: MacBook Pro 2007 Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1 Processor Name: Intel Core Duo Processor Speed: 2 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 2 MB Memory: 1 GB Bus Speed: 667 MHz Its a 2007 15" Macbook Pro. It doesnt have the perfect specs but I want to see what i can do to adjust and make Final Cut 7 more compatible with my macbook? It runs pretty slow and drops frames all the time even with just one or two effects on one clip. If it helps, I also have some other major apps on my macbook, such as Reason 5, Studio One, Adobe Lightroom, VLC, some other 3rd party photo editing software and i also have a bunch of 3rd party audio plugins for my studio/production software, some movies and a little bit of .mov footage from shooting. so how could i speed up the computer where final cut 7 can run efficiently??should i delete all those extra stuff and make my laptop a FCP7-centered computer? and should i get an external hard drive or would that not make much of a difference? Help would be appreciated thank you!!