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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Apr 06, 2010
    Installing a new OS on my power book g4

    My current operating system is basically obsolete. I have a Power book g4 with the following specs:

    CPU speed: 1.33 GHz
    L2 Cache: 512 kb
    Memory: 256 MB
    Bus speed: 167 MHz
    Boot Rom Version: 4.8.6f0

    I am currently running Mac OS X 10.3.9, which is no longer compatible with many program updates.

    I am curious for advice on upgrading to make it more compatible with current software. I'd rather make a large investment, and would like to install a system that will run with adequate speed on my current set up.

    Any advice?


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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Leopard OS X.5.8 is the last and fastest OS for your PB but upgrade the memory to at least 1GB. Leopard discs are available at auction sites and on this forum, however make sure you purchase only the black full retail install DVD, and not a silver grey model; specific disc.

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    Member Since
    Apr 06, 2010
    Where do I find Leopard for sale on the forum?

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    louishen's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    It is also worth giving Apple a call, I believe they will still sell Leopard discs, but you have to call them.

    Second hand leopard disks are going for inflated prices on ebay etc., so try Apple first
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