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  1. #1

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    Oct 26, 2007
    Does PowerBook G4 meet the requirements for Leopard?
    Just bought Leopard... but the salesman made me nervous that my Powerbook G4 doesn't have the proper specifications to run Leopard... so I'm afraid to open it.

    Minimum System Requirements for LEOPARD:

    * Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor
    * 512MB of physical RAM
    * DVD drive for installation

    I'm not 100% sure how to read all of this stuff so hopefully someone can please verify for me:


    Hardware Overview:

    Machine Model: PowerBook5,6
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1.5 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 768 MB
    Bus Speed: 167 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.9.1f1
    Serial Number: W85055W7RG3
    Sudden Motion Sensor: Enabled
    Sudden Motion Sensor Version: 1.0


  2. #2

    youthpastor's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 06, 2005
    You meet the requirements. Might want to consider purchasing some RAM to take the total RAM to 1 GB. But if it makes you feel better--I purchased Leopard also...should be here Monday...and I plan on installing as is on my PowerBook G4. And are specs are pretty much identical. Best of luck.
    New MacBookPro | 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo |2 GB RAMMac OS X Leopard Version 10.5.5 | iPod Touch 8 GB | iPod Classic 80 GB

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    Member Since
    Oct 26, 2007
    Thanks so much for answering so quickly.

    What a relief.

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    Zoolook's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, New York
    15" MacBook Pro, i7 2.66Ghz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD; iPad 3, iPhone 5
    Agree with the above poster, especially on the RAM. If you can afford it, get 2 gigs. I just bought 2 gigs of RAM for my wife's MacBook from Crucial for $60 (Apple charge $300 for the same rated RAM) so shop around.
    In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.
    - Joan D. Vinge

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