Thanks. I see some new postings and maybe I should dig through the archives.
Re: Processor Upgrades. I hadn't heard of that processor company. I read the review and although it certainly sounds like the author acheived an improvement, it's not really surprising considering what he was comparing it to. Duh, a Ferrari is faster than a 1967 Beetle. I would be more interested in a head to head comparison of several comperable processors. I think MacWorld did such a thing but I can't find the article. I remember the author of that article compared issues like documentation, ease of instalation, overclocking (is that the opposite of under dishwashing?) price to performance and stability.
Re: Graphics Cards I've done some reading and research and I think I have learned some things. The cards are somewhat OS specific or dependant. It shouldn't have surprised me but I'm sort of a dope sometimes. My problem is I still use certain apps in OS 9.2.2 I guess I'm too cheap to upgrade everything at once. So short term, I need to be able to run both OS 9.x and OS 10.3. What I gather from ATI's web site is that 9200 is the newest I can put in. Am I wrong?
I myself would look into the 9800. Motion needs that kind of juice. If you are on a tight budget pick up the 128mb version of the 9000 or try to find a Nvidia 4ti 128mb. As for the processor, go with a dual of lesser speed than a single fast card. I would go with a dual 800 or 1gz. Video work needs power and I think the 9000 128/dual 800 would make you happy and productive. Good luck. -maestro
Thank you Mr. Maestro. I agree about getting as muscular of a graphics card as one can, when anticipating the use of Motion. Everything Apple writes certainly give that impression. However, if I am not mistaken I would not be able to continue to use OS 9 for other applications (if I install the 9800). Right? I'm sorry to say it but I still switch between 9 and 10.
Re: Processor Upgrades, why do you suggest a slower dual. I'm not a tecnophyle.
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