eMac 800 MHz and Leopard

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    11colmil

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    Hello, I have an older eMac with a 800 MHz G4 processor and 256 MB of ram. I am going to upgrade the RAM to a gig. Would it be possible to install Leopard on my eMac? Or won't my processor be fast enough. I don't care if it runs slow.

    Thanks in advance​
     
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    r.j.s

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    You could force it to run once you upgrade the RAM, but it would be unbearably slow ... at least for me.
     
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    Dmac77

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    Short Answer: No, you can't.

    Long Answer: Technically you can, but it will require hacking the installation disk, and dealing with a slow unfriendly computer.

    Don
     
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    11colmil

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    Thanks, i guess i can take out my hard drive and place it in a faster g4 mac so i can install it. Im aware that it is gonna be slow
     
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    +1 for Tiger.

    Really, yes, you can get this to run. But you're going to have a disappointing experience.
     
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    I get frustrated with it on my 1.25GHz eMac w/ 1gig. I can't imagine it on your machine. Tiger would be better suited as I know mine ran much smoother on it.
     
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    A member on this forum installed Leopard on his 500 MHz Titanium PowerBook, and I recall him saying it ran Safari and iTunes decently, but not much else. Your machine would be better, but don't expect it to run more then 2 or 3 programs at a time.
     
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