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    upgrade os x 3.9

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    upgrade os x 3.9
    I want to upgrade my os x 3.9 to at least os x 4. How do I go about this? Is it a purchase? How high can I upgrade without spending a lot on upgrading memory or any other necessary components that might be required.
    Thank you.

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    upgrade os x 3.9
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    You will have to buy the retail copy of tiger, you should be able to pick a set of disks off ebay for not too much (make sure they are retail copies, not grey copies that shipped with specific macs)

    The other thing is RAM, I would recommend 1 gig of RAM or above for tiger, what mac model do you have?

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    upgrade os x 3.9

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    Machine Model: iBook G4
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1.2 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 256 MB
    Bus Speed: 133 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.8.7f1

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    upgrade os x 3.9
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    that will run tiger very well, you just need to upgrade the memory

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...g4_1.2_14.html


    http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...stall-ram.html

    A one gig Dimm will cost just over $40, maxing your mac out at 1.25 gig of ram

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    upgrade os x 3.9

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    Thank you. I appreciate the help.

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    upgrade os x 3.9

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    In looking to find Tiger, I found that it was labeled old version with Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5.1 Leopard indicated as a newer version. Would this be a better upgrade for my computer?

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    upgrade os x 3.9
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    you could run Leopard or Tiger, its up to you, your mac can run either

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    upgrade os x 3.9

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    HI, this is my com's detail

    Machine Model: iBook G4
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1.2 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 768 MB
    Bus Speed: 133 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.8.5f0

    I think i am pretty similar to what "pdx1one" has it before..
    little different for the last line ..

    SO i am trying to follow instruction here too..is it ok? so should i get OS X 10.5.1 Leopard? and install it? that's all?..I have no idea how to do handle those stuff even though i have been mac user for nearly 10 years

    Please help. I really think its time for me to do somthing about this..I can't even connect to my iphone...because my laptop is way too old..and i alwasy have newest mac at work..so i dont mind saving my laptop..

    Thanks!

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