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    Need help updating my graphics card!!!!!

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    Need help updating my graphics card!!!!!
    alright i have last years 24" i-mac and invested in final cut studio and i found out i need a agp card is it possible to update my graphics card or is there a way around this?

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    Need help updating my graphics card!!!!!
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    The first thing is that would be going backwards as AGP is now OLD and PCI Express which the iMac uses is much better. Second thing is the iMac is an integrated machine like a laptop and there are no AGP slots leave alone PCI Express slots. I think there is a work around which I will try to find for FCS for you. Will get back to you if I can find it. Sorry I can't offer more positive news.

    What version of Final Cut Studio is this? Any new release should work fine on the new imac.

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    Need help updating my graphics card!!!!!

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    the version is 5.1 and its last years imac

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    Need help updating my graphics card!!!!!
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    You are using an older version of Final Cut Pro. 5.1.4 should work with Intel processors just fine. First thing first: find the app and right click and select GET INFO. Is the "Open using Rosetta" box checked? If so, uncheck it. Final Cut Pro should now launch. If the box isn't there, do this:

    - Control-Click (or right click) on the Final Cut Pro application (not an alias/shortcut) and select "Show package contents". Open the contents folder and open info.plist with TextEdit. Search for AGP replace it with PCI. Save and close the file. Final Cut Pro will now work without needing an AGP graphics card. The newest Final Cut Pro will work regardless.

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    Need help updating my graphics card!!!!!
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    I knew that but was not sure if it was against the forum rules. Was going to ask and got busy with work.

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    Need help updating my graphics card!!!!!
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    alright i have last years 24" i-mac and invested in final cut studio and i found out i need a agp card is it possible to update my graphics card or is there a way around this?
    The graphics 'card' is a chip soldered onto the logic board and cannot be changed.

    But that doesn't matter, because Final Cut Studio will happily run on last year's 24" iMac anyway!

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