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    can I fake VRAM?
    I have a MacBook with 64MB VRAM. I am trying to load final cut studio 3 which requires 128MB VRAM... I can't get past the point in the installation when it checks for the system requirements because I do not have enough VRAM.

    As I understand it, VRAM cannot be upgraded.
    short of buying a new computer (which I'd rather not do as I just paid 200 euros to have a new hard drive in my Macbook) is there a way to change the system description... so that it appears like I have enough VRAM?

    or any suggestions of how I could get round this?
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulberry View Post
    I have a MacBook with 64MB VRAM. I am trying to load final cut studio 3 which requires 128MB VRAM... I can't get past the point in the installation when it checks for the system requirements because I do not have enough VRAM.

    As I understand it, VRAM cannot be upgraded.
    short of buying a new computer (which I'd rather not do as I just paid 200 euros to have a new hard drive in my Macbook) is there a way to change the system description... so that it appears like I have enough VRAM?

    or any suggestions of how I could get round this?
    thanks
    When Final Cut Studio 3 says it needs 128meg of VRAM...it needs 128 meg of VRAM...no faking. That's a limitation of the Intel GMA 950 chipset.

    Your right...as far as upgrading VRAM in a MacBook...it cannot be upgraded...but there have been Macintosh computers in the past where VRAM was upgradeable.

    If you really need to run Final Cut Studio 3, it may be time for a computer upgrade.

    Sorry,

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    Final Cut Studio is out of the question. Pigoo3 is right, no way you can fake it. You could use Adobe Premiere CS4 which is 64-bit and Final Cut compatible.
    13" Macbook Pro 2.53GHz w/ 4GB RAM

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