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  1. #1

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    Jun 14, 2010
    Can my old imac run Mac OS X 10.5?
    Hi. Happy Christmas.

    I have an old imac 1.6 PowerPC G5 using 10.4.11 512 MB of RAM 1.6GHz

    I have got an ipod touch for Christmas but *ugger it turns out I need 10.5.8 or better to run it.

    On the apple page Mac OS X 10.5 - Technical Specifications I seem ok for most of it but not sure about requirement of "DVD drive for installation".

    All I know is I can watch DVDs on my imac. Dumb question is: is that all I need for installation? Not sure what to look for in System Profiler.

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    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Yes that iMac can run OS 10.5 (latest version is 10.5.8). It would probably be a good idea to upgrade the ram as well...512meg is a little low.

    Here's the system requirements for 10.5:


    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    toMACsh's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 30, 2009
    Mac Mini Core 2 Duo
    Definitely upgrade to 1GB of RAM, or more if you can, and want to.

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