Questions about Installing Tiger on a Dual 867MHz G4, and running Photoshop CS2

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by thomasp, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. thomasp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2004
    We have a Dual 867MHz G4 currently running OSX 10.2.8. The computer has 1.75Gb RAM (soon to be expanded to its maximum 2Gb) and two internal hard drives (one on each separate ATA bus). We reccently installed Photoshop CS2, and it is recommended that we have 10.3.6 installed.

    Will the G4 run any slower, especially in Photoshop if we install Tiger 10.4.2?

    Are there any issues with Photoshop CS2 and OSX 10.4.2?

    Is there anything else I need to be aware of for the upgrade?

    Thanks for the help :)
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    From all the benchmarks I've seen, 10.4 and CS2 is a very very good combo because Tiger actually lets CS2 do all the caching itself.
  3. thomasp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2004
    Thanks for the reply :)

    Will the Dual 867MHz G4 run OSX 10.4.2 any quicker (or any slower) than OSX 10.2.8? Or will I not notice any difference in speed?
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    My guess is that Tiger will feel a lot snappier, if you don't go overboard with Dashboard widgets... ;)

    RAM and HD space doesn't seem to be an issue.

    I'm running Tiger on an iBook G4@800 and it feels much faster than Panther, with enough (free) RAM and HD space (never tried it with Jaguar, though, but remember from my old Pismo that Panther felt quicker than Jaguar...)

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