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  1. #1

    Member Since
    May 04, 2011
    Processor Dual 2 GHz PowerPC G5
    Hello all,

    I was recently given a PowerPC G5. I was wondering if someone could please tell me what is the max memory that it can hold and if I can install os x 10.6.7 on it? Here are the specs:

    Processor Dual 2 GHz PowerPC G5
    Memory 2 GB DDR SDRAM
    Model Name: Power Mac G5
    Model Identifier: PowerMac7,2
    Processor Name: PowerPC 970 2.2
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of CPUs: 2
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Bus Speed: 1 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: 5.1.4f0

    Thanks for any help...

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    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    According to Mactracker your machine can take up to 8 GB of memory. However the best version of OS X that you can run on that machine is Leopard 10.5.8. Snow Leopard will only install on an Intel machine. Yours is a Power PC.

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    Member Since
    May 04, 2011
    Thanks for the info, that really helped me!

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