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    PapaNoHair's Avatar
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    PPC users running Leopard
    Anyone running a PPC Mac that has upgraded to Leopard? Any problems? My waiting is getting harder

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    No problems Papa rock solid and much faster than Tiger. Suggest maximum RAM however. Used clean erase and install rather than upgrade.

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    I put Leopard on my PB G4, with one 1 mg of ram, it ran ok. Like Harryb2448 suggest, more ram the better.

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    MacHeadCase
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    Trav has an iMac G5 just like mine and he is running Leopard on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaNoHair View Post
    Anyone running a PPC Mac that has upgraded to Leopard? Any problems? My waiting is getting harder
    I forget, what Mac are you running again? I thought it was a G4 Tower. If so what are the specs?

    Like MHC said it's running quite well on a 2.1 Ghz iMac G5 and my G4 Digital Audio with a 1.8Ghz G4. On the lower end it runs quite well on my iBook G4 with 1.33Ghz CPU.

    Edit: just found your Rig. Dual 1Ghz G4 with 1.5GB RAM. I would think Leopard would run very well on that system. Is yours the MDD?

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    Mac Pro 1,1 32gb Ram
    I have the MDD 2003 Powermac 1.25 Dual and I upgraded clean install to Leopard and it runs great. I originally have 1 gig of ram and am looking to upgrade to get rid of the beach ball...

    But I bought my copy of Leopard from Compusa Firesale for a cool $50, money well spent, Love it.

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    Leopard runs well on PPC Macs, as long as you stick with the minimum requirements, and as has been said above: more ram is better!

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    Machine Name: Power Mac G4
    Machine Model: PowerMac3,5
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (2.1)
    Number Of CPUs: 2
    CPU Speed: 1 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
    L3 Cache (per CPU): 2 MB
    Memory: 1.5 GB
    Bus Speed: 133 MHz

    Here (above) are the specs - thanks for all the input! Would love to find one for $50!!!

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    That is a dual processor QuickSilver that is maxed out for ram. It will handle 10.5 just fine, not breath-taking, but fine.

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