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    Question Can I upgrade above 10.4.11 on my Imac G4 700MHz PowerPC with 640MB ram?
    My old iMac is giving me grief with frequent freezing, and failure to install upgrades due to out of date OS. I have 10.4.11 now, but I can't find information at Apple store about anything older than Lion or Snow Leopard. The system requirements for both exceed what I have.

    What is the most recent OS that my system will handle please, and is buying it likely to solve the freezing issues?

    Thanks,

    Steve

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    Technically...OS 10.4.11 is the most recent OS that can be installed on a 700mhz G4 iMac...since officially you need a minimum of an 867mhz G4 to install OS 10.5 Leopard.

    But...the good news is...there is a program called "Leopard Assist" which is supposed to help allow slower computers to install Leopard. The bad news...a black (not gray) 10.5 install disk will cost you $80-$100 from e-Bay.

    Regarding Snow Leopard & Lion. They both require an Intel cpu...which an iMac G4 does not have.

    HTH,

    - Nick
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    Thanks for your advice Nick.

    Cheers,

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve.hainstock View Post
    Thanks for your advice Nick.

    Cheers,

    Steve
    You're very welcome!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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