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Hey I just bought my first mac coputer and here r my specs. I'm planing on upgrding the memory to the 2gig max and i want to upgrade to mac os x leopard i hace read on some website you can only go to leopard if you have an intel processor but I have also read people using leopard on g4 mac power books so im highly confused so please help me





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Product MPN
MPN M8363B/A


Key Features
Processor PowerPC G4 667 MHz
Installed Memory 256 MB (SDRAM)
Display 15.2 in. TFT Active Matrix
Operating System Apple MacOS X


Processor
Processor Type PowerPC G4
Processor Manufacturer Motorola
Processor Speed 667 MHz


Motherboard
Bus Speed 133 MHz


Display
Display Tech TFT Active Matrix
Display Size 15.2 in.
Display Color Support 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Display Max. Resolution 1152 x 768


Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity 30 GB
Storage Controller Type IDE


Memory
Installed RAM 256 MB
RAM Technology SDRAM
Max Supported RAM 1 GB
Installed Cache Memory 256 KB


CD / DVD
CD / DVD Type DVD-ROM
Optical Drive Read Speed 24x (CD), 6x (DVD)


Video
Installed Video Memory 16 MB
Max. Video Resolution 1920 x 1440


Audio
Audio Output Type Sound card


Modem
Modem Type Fax / Modem
Analog Modulation Protocol ITU V.90


Networking
Networking Type Network Adapter
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b


Battery
Battery Run Time 5 Hours
Battery Technology Lithium ion


Dimensions
Depth 9.5 in.
Height 1.02 in.
Width 13.44 in.
Weight 5.29 lb.


Miscellaneous
Input Method Keyboard, Keypad, Trackpad
Exterior Color Titanium
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The Leopard OS can be used on PPC and Intel macs alike. Its the new Sno Leopard that you will find hard to run on a PPC machine as SL is ONLY for Intel Macs.

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Also, you may have to upgrade the processor in order for it to be compatible with Leopard. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the processor has to be at least 864 MHz, or something along those lines. Other than that, I'm fairly certain that you're good to go.

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Also, you may have to upgrade the processor in order for it to be compatible with Leopard. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the processor has to be at least 864 MHz, or something along those lines. Other than that, I'm fairly certain that you're good to go.
you are pretty close
Requirements for Mac OS X v10.5
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you are pretty close
Requirements for Mac OS X v10.5
Also people should keep in mind that those are the minimum requirements and if a person wants Leopard to run decently they should get a faster computer. I still have my old 1GHz PowerBook 512GB RAM and it runs Leopard fairly decently. I wouldn't say it's anything to cheer about.

If a person really wants Leopard and wants and older Mac then they should really stay above 1GHz and have at least 1GB of RAM in my opinion. Anything slower and they might be disappointed in the performance.

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I'm planing on upgrding the memory to the 2gig max and i want to upgrade to mac os x leopard

Max Supported RAM 1 GB
Are you sure you can upgrade to 2GB RAM? My PowerBook can only officially upgrade to 1GB. Usually Apple laptops can support more than the officially advertised amount but not much more. I don't know the unofficial amount your PowerBook can support. It would be a shame for you to waste money if you don't have to.
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Also people should keep in mind that those are the minimum requirements and if a person wants Leopard to run decently they should get a faster computer. I still have my old 1GHz PowerBook 512GB RAM and it runs Leopard fairly decently. I wouldn't say it's anything to cheer about.

If a person really wants Leopard and wants and older Mac then they should really stay above 1GHz and have at least 1GB of RAM in my opinion. Anything slower and they might be disappointed in the performance.


Are you sure you can upgrade to 2GB RAM? My PowerBook can only officially upgrade to 1GB. Usually Apple laptops can support more than the officially advertised amount but not much more. I don't know the unofficial amount your PowerBook can support. It would be a shame for you to waste money if you don't have to.
I think your right, All titanium Powerbook' maxed out at 1GB RAM which is still functional. you would probably be better served with OSX 10.4 it will be fine for your needs and is still relevant.
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