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iMac G4 17" 800Mhz

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Summez, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Just bought a 17"iMac G4 with an 800 Mhz processor.
    The mac has come with Leopard installed.
    Just looking for some advice, should I Stick with Leopard or downgrade to Tiger?

  2. macrumors 6502a


    How much ram?
  3. macrumors 68030


    If not already, upgrade the RAM to the 1 GB max and stay with Leopard.
  4. macrumors member

    Its got 1GB in it. Thanks for the help.
  5. macrumors newbie


    stay in leopard.
    mostly new apps minimum support os leopard than os tiger.
  6. macrumors 65816


    I would absolutely stay with Leopard. The big feature for me that made the Tiger to Leopard decision easy was Time Machine. I did miss Tiger for a short time, because I was so used to it, but there are few gains when downgrading to Leopard.
  7. macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Stay with Leopard for this reason.

    I even stayed with Leopard on a 466MHz Power Mac because I find it so much more usable than Tiger.
  8. macrumors 68020

    They can go to 2GB as the the second RAM slot is accessible if crack open the iMac. You do have to reapply thermal paste to the CPU when you're done though.
  9. macrumors member

    Thanks for the info may have to have a go at adding an extra 1gb of ram. I am going to stick with leopard due to the reasons mentioned especially newer apps.
  10. macrumors 68030


    No....the 800MHz and 1GHz models can NOT go to 2GB RAM....only the 1.25 GHz (USB 2.0) model supports 2GB RAM....don't waste your money.
  11. macrumors member


    I would install Tiger. It's very fast on G4 machines, and if you're like me, using it as a secondary or tertiary machine, it doesn't need to run all of the latest apps.
  12. macrumors newbie


    hehe sorry bro..

    oh really ur powermac with os leopard?
    it's slowly or working good?
    how many ram do u use it? 1 giga ?

    anyway have u tips or link to instal leopard under ppc speed 897 mhz, like ur powermac?

    i'm newbie bro,,hehe
  13. macrumors 68030


    Google for "LeopardAssist"
  14. macrumors 68020

    My mistake, thanks for correcting me.

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