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With older versions, you CAN use an external UVC cam as it's source *IF* you put the built in i Sight 'In Use' first.
Launch i Chat, open your Video Preview window to put the i Sight in-use. Simply Put: Your webcam may have a very very hi-res HD sensor.
Some USB video devices simply will present an on-screen dialog: "This Device Requires A USB 2.0 Port".
Frankly, Macs lacking USB 2.0 ports have hit obsolescence anyways.