Running Final Cut Express on Dual 500 Powermac?

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

  1. crazyfortech 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. CanadaRAM 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. crazyfortech 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. AJBMatrix macrumors 6502


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

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