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OS 10.3 - upgrade os x 3.9


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I want to upgrade my os x 3.9 to at least os x 4. How do I go about this? Is it a purchase? How high can I upgrade without spending a lot on upgrading memory or any other necessary components that might be required.
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You will have to buy the retail copy of tiger, you should be able to pick a set of disks off ebay for not too much (make sure they are retail copies, not grey copies that shipped with specific macs)

The other thing is RAM, I would recommend 1 gig of RAM or above for tiger, what mac model do you have?
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Machine Model: iBook G4
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 1.2 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 256 MB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.8.7f1
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that will run tiger very well, you just need to upgrade the memory

http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...g4_1.2_14.html


http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...stall-ram.html

A one gig Dimm will cost just over $40, maxing your mac out at 1.25 gig of ram
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Thank you. I appreciate the help.
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In looking to find Tiger, I found that it was labeled old version with Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5.1 Leopard indicated as a newer version. Would this be a better upgrade for my computer?
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you could run Leopard or Tiger, its up to you, your mac can run either
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HI, this is my com's detail

Machine Model: iBook G4
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 1.2 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 768 MB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.8.5f0

I think i am pretty similar to what "pdx1one" has it before..
little different for the last line ..

SO i am trying to follow instruction here too..is it ok? so should i get OS X 10.5.1 Leopard? and install it? that's all?..I have no idea how to do handle those stuff even though i have been mac user for nearly 10 years

Please help. I really think its time for me to do somthing about this..I can't even connect to my iphone...because my laptop is way too old..and i alwasy have newest mac at work..so i dont mind saving my laptop..

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