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bnjmnmcfc 11-07-2009 02:11 PM

Mac OS X 10.3.9(Panther) to Mac OS X 10.5(Leopard)
 
I just bought a Mac Mini of eBay.

Item specifics
Apple Product Family: Mac Mini
Operating System: Mac OS 10.3, Panther
Processor Type: PowerPC G4
Processor Speed: 1250
Memory (RAM): 256

It has come pre installed with Panther but I would like to upgrade to Leopard.
Is this possible with a powerpc?

pigoo3 11-07-2009 02:37 PM

Yes... go for it.

It wouldn't hurt to have some additional ram.

- Nick

Collin Bl 11-07-2009 02:43 PM

In theory - yes but you have a couple of issues to sort. First you need more RAM and that can be done at home but not for the faint hearted. If it is your first Mac my suggestion would be to try Tiger and at least 768 RAM. Make sure you get this type of OS disk as it is non machine specific;

http://img.skitch.com/20091107-gu951...2h.preview.jpg
Click for full size

Check this as well for choices Apple Mac mini 1.25GHz (M9686LL/B) Memory

and this http://www.methodshop.com/gadgets/tu...am/index.shtml

bnjmnmcfc 11-07-2009 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Collin Bl (Post 939158)
In theory - yes but you have a couple of issues to sort. First you need more RAM and that can be done at home but not for the faint hearted. If it is your first Mac my suggestion would be to try Tiger and at least 768 RAM. Make sure you get this type of OS disk as it is non machine specific;

http://img.skitch.com/20091107-gu951...2h.preview.jpg
Click for full size

Check this as well for choices Apple Mac mini 1.25GHz (M9686LL/B) Memory

and this Mac Mini RAM Upgrade Tutorial

Thanks very much. So I need extra ram to upgrade even to Tiger? How can obtain extra ram?
Ben

Collin Bl 11-07-2009 03:25 PM

There are posts in this forum on best places for Ram and it depends on which country you are in.

pigoo3 11-07-2009 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bnjmnmcfc (Post 939162)
How can obtain extra ram?

The best way to obtain extra ram is to BUY it!

http://www.macsales.com/

HTH,

- Nick


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