To upgrade or not upgrade MB & Video Card

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by BlairMALL, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. BlairMALL macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2002
    Chesapeake, VA
    Please help.

    I am planning on a buying a new iMac when they are updated, but I am trying to figure out what to to with my old G4DP450. Right now, I have a 32mg video card, but I can upgrade to the ATI9200 for $129.

    My question: is it worth it to upgrade the video card (mostly to run Tiger - I've already pre-ordered)? Or will I also need to upgrade the processor?

    I have no personal experience with upgraded mother boards, and I certainly don't want to spend a lot of money on an older machine. Even if the kids are going to use the old one most of the time, I plan on have the latest operating system on both.

    Many thanks,


    P.S. Saw FCP5 demos at NAB. WOW! Really cool. I know this is off topic, but it is a P.S.
  2. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    No, don't wory about it. I got all worried about it, bid on an imcompatable Vid card on Ebay, and luckily got outbid.


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