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Old 02-01-2008, 06:54 PM
Moz Moz is offline
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Default 7.3 versus 7.1 on G4?

Coul'd anyone tell if v7.3 of ProTools LE works better than 7.1 on G4 (Powerbook)?

-Powerbook G4 1.67GHz, 2GB RAM, (OS 10.4.8).
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Old 02-01-2008, 07:09 PM
MrBibidy MrBibidy is offline
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Default Re: 7.3 versus 7.1 on G4?

I skipped 7.3 and went to 7.4 but from what I have heard from all the guys at the studio I work at it gives you a bit more power back. 7.1 was pretty rough.
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:41 AM
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Default Re: 7.3 versus 7.1 on G4?

Thanks MrBibidy.

Did you (anyone, please) think 7.4 it's to much heavy for G4 1.67GHz? 7.3 it's better choice?

-Powerbook G4 1.67Ghz/2GB RAM/OS 10.4.8/Digi002R
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:03 AM
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Default Re: 7.3 versus 7.1 on G4?

FWIW our expirence on the PC side of things would tend to indicate that 7.4 saps about 10-15% of the systems resources over 7.3. This may not however directly apply to Mac.

A 1.67 PowerBook is no longer considered that speedy and I would look very carefully before putting 7.4 on it.

My expirance with my MacBook Pro was that a session running 2 instances of Eleven would run comfortably under 7.3 but I could only run 1 instance under 7.4, It would almost run under 7.4 but not quite. This was as I recall with Elastic Audio turned off.

The amount of RAM you have would likely be crucial also.

Has Digi qualified 7.4 on a 1.67? I haven't checked the compatibility Docs. It seems to me that it could possibly be pretty borderline from a performance point of view.

7.4 brings a lot of good things to the table but it comes at a bit of a cost has been my expirance.

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Old 02-02-2008, 09:45 AM
Brad Gillie Brad Gillie is offline
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Default Re: 7.3 versus 7.1 on G4?

I upgraded from 7.1 to 7.4, and I'm very happy with the performance of 7.4. I have not had any CPU Usage Errors since upgrading. I typically use 12 tracks with about 5 to 8 plugs per session. You can see my specs in my signature.
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