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    Aug 13, 2008
    upgrade os on a G3
    hi all,

    i have a g3powerbook pismo running os9 currently with 192mb of RAM. i am thinking of upgrading to 1gb of RAM in order to install OSX... is this possible or am i dreaming?

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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver

    although the memory limit is officially 512 meg, that is probably because there were no 512 meg modules on the market at the time

    Tiger would be a good OS to run on that, but I would use tinker tool to turn all the fancy graphics off

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    Jun 19, 2008
    You could comfortably run 10.3 with 512 of ram - fyi it is allowable to take a stick on top and bottom of 512 i.e. its max is 1gb. Save some money and buy a stick of 512 and use the difference to upgrade your hard drive. That combo will make it much faster.

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