12 Replies Latest reply: Sep 26, 2012 7:20 AM by Leighton
trademark13 Level 1 Level 1

I have a Mac Pro and upgraded today to Mountain Lion. I also had to upgrade my software version of Aperture to 3.3.2. Half an hour ago, Aperture worked fine. Now, after the upgrades I get an error message that my video card doesn't meet the minimum requirements of Aperture. What the heck? I've re-booted several times and still get the same response.

Reply by The hatter on Jul 26, 2012 1:02 PM Helpful

The GT120 is low power and low end but has two DVI and 512MB VRAM.

 

Trouble is I could not find any real hardware specs and what there was was minimal specs.

 

I think that card even support FCP-X which surprised me but others say it was fine.

 

http://www.barefeats.com/wst10g12.html

 

The following AMD, ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards support OpenCL in Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard and in OS X Lion:

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4664

 

https://discussions.apple.com/community/professional_applications/aperture

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  • adream Level 1 Level 1

    which mac pro ? and which video card ?

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9

    What video card is installed? might be helpful to know.

     

    What are the hardware requirements for Aperture 3.x, too.

     

    ML you should have more than say ATI 2600XT, so 8800GT or ATI 5770 (not sure but doubt the ATI 4870 is fully supported) - just a couple examples.

     

    Well, nothing of note in tech specs:

    https://www.apple.com/aperture/specs/

  • trademark13 Level 1 Level 1

    Good point. I have an "early 2009" Mac Pro (MacPro4.1) Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 2.66 GHZ. Graphics card is a NVIDIA  GeForce GT 120.

     

    Any thoughts? Thanks you in advance.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9

    The GT120 is low power and low end but has two DVI and 512MB VRAM.

     

    Trouble is I could not find any real hardware specs and what there was was minimal specs.

     

    I think that card even support FCP-X which surprised me but others say it was fine.

     

    http://www.barefeats.com/wst10g12.html

     

    The following AMD, ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards support OpenCL in Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard and in OS X Lion:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4664

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/community/professional_applications/aperture

  • Leighton Level 1 Level 1

    Upgraded to Aperture 3.4.

     

    Now on open get a message
    The installed graphics card does not meet the minimum requirements for Aperture.

     

    Graphics card is

    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB

    Model Name:          Mac Pro

      Model Identifier:          MacPro1,1

      Processor Name:          Dual-Core Intel Xeon

      Processor Speed:          3 GHz

      Number of Processors:          2

      Total Number of Cores:          4

      L2 Cache (per Processor):          4 MB

      Memory:          26 GB

      Bus Speed:          1.33 GHz

     

    Never had a problem with this before.

  • Michael Roberts12 Level 1 Level 1

    I notice in your original post that you stated a MacPro 4.1.

     

    Your later message, copied from About this Mac says MacPro1,1.

     

    I find that strange.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9

    two different people, taking thread-jacking into confusion and why it is wrong or poor etiquette.

  • trademark13 Level 1 Level 1

    Michael,

     

    I only left ONE message, although I do have TWO MacPro's. The one I was leaving the message on IS a MacPro 4,1........but WHAT purpose did your message serve. It certainly was of no help to me.

     

    To all others, thank you for your input. I'm still not sure what the problem was, however, I resolved it by changing my out my video card> I installed an ATI Radeon HD 5770 and no longer have an issue.

     

    Thanks again.

  • Michael Roberts12 Level 1 Level 1

    My apologies.

     

    I read the posting from leighton and mistook it for your information.

     

    You listed a 4,1 and Leighton a 1,1. That was the source of my error.

     

    Mike

  • Leighton Level 1 Level 1

    Upgraded to Aperture

     

    Now on open get a message
    The installed graphics card does not meet the minimum requirements for Aperture.

     

    Graphics card is

    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB

    Model Name:          Mac Pro

      Model Identifier:          MacPro1,1

      Processor Name:          Dual-Core Intel Xeon

      Processor Speed:          3 GHz

      Number of Processors:          2

      Total Number of Cores:          4

      L2 Cache (per Processor):          4 MB

      Memory:          26 GB

      Bus Speed:          1.33 GHz

     

    Never had a problem with this before.

  • Leighton Level 1 Level 1

    The Hatter

    Not sure why this is thread jacking. I have the same issue that the origonal poster had, and was merely adding my comment.

     

    On suggestion from MacSales (OWC) I have ordered an ATI Radeon 5870 card, and will be installing today.

  • Leighton Level 1 Level 1

    @Trademark
    Im the guy with the 1.1 machine. lol

     

    I discussed this issue w tech support at OWC, but they were unaware of the issue. However, we felt there may be a RAM issue with the Graphics Card, and so we elected to order a new ATI Radeon 5870. The HD 5770 (as you know) is also fine, but I elected to get a slightly faster card.

     

    Btw, I WAS able to run Aperture 3.4 initially on my OLD card, but after three days I mysteriously got the message "graphics card does not meet...". Not sure what changed in the three days, but as I have multiple Aperture libraries, some with 100k images, I suspected that might have been the issue. However once I got the message, I was no longer able to open ANY library.

     

    Cheers