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    Cool need to update operating system
    i have os x 10.4.1 tiger. need an operating system update. was told i could update right to snow leopard. i guess u need an intel processor and i have a power pc processor. with this type of processor how do i update my system?

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    You can not update to SL if you have a PPC.
    The highest you can go is Leopard and those discs are not easy to come by. Try eBay, but be sure you get a Black retail disc and not a Grey disc. Grey are machine specific.
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    Powerbook G4: Mac OSX 10.4.11:1.33 GHz PowerPC G4
    great thank u. is it possible to change a processor from ppc to intel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.t. View Post
    is it possible to change a processor from ppc to intel?
    Alas no. Due to the processor architecture being completely different, the main PCB (called the Logic Board on older Macs & more generally known as the Mother Board in newer Intel-based Macs) has to "talk" to it in a completely different way - there is no (& never will be an) Intel processor that is compatible with a PPC-based computer.

    The only way to "change" is just to buy a whole new computer!

    Well, you could gut-out the old case & rebuild the innards with newer hardware; but that itself would be a new computer, just with three times the cost & a hundred times the effort going into getting it!

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