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Can I upgrade above 10.4.11 on my Imac G4 700MHz PowerPC with 640MB ram?


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My old iMac is giving me grief with frequent freezing, and failure to install upgrades due to out of date OS.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,

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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.

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Thanks for your advice Nick.

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Steve
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Thanks for your advice Nick.

Cheers,

Steve
You're very welcome!

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