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Old May 23rd, 2006, 11:20 PM   #1
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Please Help. Need information.

Hello:

I just bought a brand new G5, and had the Final Cut Pro HD software installed in. When i try to run it, it tell me that there is an error, that a AGP graphics card is not found. I checked my system on the G5, and it has an NVIDIA 6600 graphics card and not the one the system tells me its missing.

What can I do???
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Old May 24th, 2006, 08:01 AM   #2
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For starters I would check apple's website in the support/download area and see if there's an update to your version of FCP. This problem has been discussed a lot in the past. FCP 5 required the AGP graphics card originally, but when Apple updated the G5 to dual core machines they got rid of AGP graphics cards and replaced them with PCI express which is faster. But the older FCP software only looks for AGP and if it isn't found the software assumes that your card is too slow. I'm pretty sure there's an update to FCP which fixes this. You could try using the software update pane in system preferences for starters.

Otherwise I know there were some hacks posted to deal with the problem, and maybe someone else here can point you to them? If you strike out with all this then visit Apple's FCP support forum here: http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=939
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Old May 24th, 2006, 08:30 AM   #3
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I just looked around a little on Apple's website. Are you running a version of FCP 4 perhaps? If so then Apple says it isn't supported on the new G5's:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302667

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Final Cut Pro 4 through Final Cut Pro HD 4.5 require a computer with an AGP video card for installation. PowerMac G5 (Late 2005) models (released October 19, 2005) and iMac G5 (iSight) models feature newer PCI Express video cards. Because of this, you can't install Final Cut Pro 4.x on these computers. Final Cut Pro 4.x is not supported on these computers.
However I still think there's a hack out there to make it work, try the Apple forum link in my earlier post. Otherwise you might want to upgrade to the latest version of Final Cut Studio, which is a pretty good deal at $200 for FCP 4 owners: http://www.apple.com/universal/crossgrade/
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Old May 24th, 2006, 11:53 AM   #4
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Thank you very much.

Thank you very much for your help. Your information was really what i needed.

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