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PaulUpgrade G4 10.1.3 to ? how high can one go?
by on May 8, 2006 at 3:08:27 pm

Hi there.

I'm using a G4 with 10.1.3 and I would like to upgrade it to run After Effects 7.0. Could someone tell me if it is possible to upgrade to tiger and then maybe point to a place that would tell me how to do it?

I'm not worried about losing any current functionality with current apps. Just making a motion graphics workstation.

Thanks.


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Simon Carlson-ThiesRe: Upgrade G4 10.1.3 to ? how high can one go?
by on May 8, 2006 at 4:25:22 pm

http://www.apple.com/macosx/techspecs/ processor upgrade cards are not supported by tiger, what kind of computer is this with the processor upgrade card?



Simon Carlson-Thies,
Digital Light Graphics And Animation


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Simon Carlson-ThiesIgnore the previous post
by on May 8, 2006 at 4:30:18 pm

http://www.apple.com/macosx/upgrade/requirements.html

Check the product websites of the products your worried about and that should tell you whether or not to upgrade.

make sure you have plenty of ram if you decide to use tiger...






Simon Carlson-Thies,
Digital Light Graphics And Animation


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PaulRe: Ignore the previous post
by on May 10, 2006 at 5:04:57 am

Thanks for your reply...


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Wayne CareyRe: Upgrade G4 10.1.3 to ? how high can one go?
by on May 10, 2006 at 9:05:15 pm

I have one running 10.4.6 just fine. Backup everything necessary and give it a try.

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MrVideoRe: Upgrade G4 10.1.3 to ? how high can one go?
by on May 11, 2006 at 3:02:52 pm

What speed is the G4? A dual 1.0 GHz MAC can utilize all the latest FC Studio and 10.4.6 MacOS updates. Other slower computers are lees likely to be able to run Motion (for instance). A G4 can not run H.264 QuickTime files, however.

It's all about what the minimum requirements are listed on the software applications box and whether your computer meets these.



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Erik LindahlRe: Upgrade G4 10.1.3 to ? how high can one go?
by on May 12, 2006 at 6:06:39 pm

A G4 can not run H.264 QuickTime files, however.
Uhm, yes they can. A Dual G5 500 handles 480p files at full rate, usually. A more modern G4 with good GPU and RAM will probably handle a 720p.

Going from 10.1.x to 10.4 will be a HUGE step to a better computer world. However, you really should have:

- 1Ghz or faster G4 (or dual 800)
- 1GB RAM (512 MB will work)
- 30GB HD
- 64MB GPU

Then you're sort of "fixed". A Dual 500 Mhz G4 with a better GPU and extra RAM runs Tiger nicely. Of course AE is dog-slow compared to a Quad G5, but it works.


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