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    Questions about a Power Mac G4

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    Questions about a Power Mac G4
    I was wondering if the latest apple wired keyboard is compatible with the Powermac g4?
    I know the powermac h4 only hhas usb 1.1 but I was wondering if it still works with 1.1? Also im going to be getting a PCI card with 4 usb 2.0 so will the keyboard work?

    Thx

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    Questions about a Power Mac G4

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    Questions about a Power Mac G4
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    It works fine with any G4, and is compatible with USB 1.1. You do however have to be running Tiger, or later, and you have not provided your operating system.

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    Questions about a Power Mac G4

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    How well will iMovie work on a powermac g4?
    So im getting a powermac g4 with 800mhz, 1.5gb of ram and a 128gb Hard drive.
    Im going to use leopard assist to put leopard on it but was wondering how well iMovie would work. Im getting leopard 10.5.5 so im not sure which iMovie comes with it (im thinking 08 or 09).
    How well will iMovie run?

    Thx
    $BoomBoom$

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    I don't think Leopard will run on your system, as it requires at least 867 MHz to install.

    That being said, iMovie '09 performs a check to determine the capacity and performance abilities of your Mac, and I don't think iMovie '09 will be able to run on it.

    You should of course get a second opinion on this matter, because I may be wrong... but I wouldn't get my hopes up.

    Hope this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sur3Mac View Post
    I don't think Leopard will run on your system, as it requires at least 867 MHz to install.

    That being said, iMovie '09 performs a check to determine the capacity and performance abilities of your Mac, and I don't think iMovie '09 will be able to run on it.

    You should of course get a second opinion on this matter, because I may be wrong... but I wouldn't get my hopes up.

    Hope this helps...
    Yes it doesn't.
    You must of missed it but im gonna use leopard assist. It tricks the installation to think that it has the right requirements when it really doesn't.

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    Questions about a Power Mac G4

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    You don't have the minimum requirements (At least G4 with 867Ghz) for Leopard will require "LeopardAssist" application to install. iMovie '08 probably won't even install because it requires at least a G5. '06 (iMovie HD) will be the latest version you can install without hassles or modification on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger).
    13" Macbook Pro 2.53GHz w/ 4GB RAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by andr3wkim View Post
    You don't have the minimum requirements (At least G4 with 867Ghz) for Leopard will require "LeopardAssist" application to install. iMovie '08 probably won't even install because it requires at least a G5. '06 (iMovie HD) will be the latest version you can install without hassles or modification on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger).
    Thanks.
    its my only mac so I wanted to use iMovie 09 but I can wait like 3 years til i get enough money to buy new mac.
    Thanks.

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    Questions about a Power Mac G4
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    Quote Originally Posted by $BoomBoom$ View Post
    So im getting a powermac g4 with 800mhz, 1.5gb of ram and a 128gb Hard drive.
    Im going to use leopard assist to put leopard on it but was wondering how well iMovie would work. Im getting leopard 10.5.5 so im not sure which iMovie comes with it (im thinking 08 or 09).
    How well will iMovie run?

    Thx
    $BoomBoom$
    Just so you know...iMovie is not part of the Leopard OS install. iMovie is part of iLife...and if you don't have an iLife install disk...then you need to purchase iLife as well.

    Hope this helps,

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    Questions about a Power Mac G4

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    How can I make my powermac g4 modern?
    Im getting a powermac g4 with 80mhz, 80Gb Hard Drive and 1.5 gb of ram. This is my only mac so I want to make it the most modern I can. Since it only have 80mhz which is just below the requirements for leopard I decided that I would use leopard assist to by pass the requirements. Im planning on installing iMovie and maybe iLife 06 if I can find a copy. What else can I do to make it mroe modern. I know it can't play youtube videos well which sucks since im getting a nice 24inch+ monitor for it but I guess i'll have to attach my laptop to it when I want to watch movies and such.

    What else can I do to it?
    How about software?
    What would you do to it?

    Thx
    $BoomBoom$

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    Questions about a Power Mac G4
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    What I don't understand is why you're so determined in using Leopard on a machine that is just too slow to run it, more than having a nice G4 with Panther or Tiger that will run great.

    Apple did not set that parameter for nothing, you know.

    On top of that you want to run applications that are just too demanding for your processor, so I think you'll throw it all off in about a week or so anyway.

    If you want to have a nice looking Mac, which runs nice, you should stick to Panther or Tiger, and connect a cool display to it and you'll be fine.

    Regards

    PS the mods don't take nicely to crossposting either, I'm sure you already have opened a thread asking almost the same question.

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    Questions about a Power Mac G4
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    This computer is like 8 years old. It will never be a "modern" computer...it's CPU & GPU are slow by today's standards...and that 24" monitor you're getting for it is probably worth more than the computer.

    This computer is fine for most internet surfing (not YouTube like you mentioned), good for e-mail, good for older games, Microsoft Office, etc....and Tiger (OS 10.4) is probably the best OS for it.

    Enjoy it...but realize that it does have it's limitations.

    Hope this helps,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Questions about a Power Mac G4
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    I would look to sell it and buy a later, much later, machine.

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    Questions about a Power Mac G4

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    Monitor isn't working with powermac g4?
    I have a old apple crt monitor that came with my powermac g3. I got a powermac g4 and it was a working fine on the monitor. Then it froze and I had to restart it. Now the little power button on the monitor is orange. All the wires are connected properly. It works fine with my laptop.
    Im planning on upgrading ym monitor so whats wrong?

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    $BoomBoom$

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    Questions about a Power Mac G4
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    Not good news I am afraid. The orange power button usually indicates the capacitors are having problems powering up the cathode ray tube. CRT monitors are pretty old, about ten years or so, and not worth spending money on having repaired alas.

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