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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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    Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB flash memory, 3.3GHz, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra beta.
    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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    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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