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Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by PDACPA, Aug 26, 2008.
Can the 1.66 intel Mac Mini run Leopard?
Any system built within the last 5 years (except G3s) can run Leopard.
1.66's run fine with Leopard.
RAM RAM RAM.
I've installed Leopard on 30 or so eMac's (G4 1.25GHz, 1GB RAM) and it runs without problems - that meaning no one has complained about them being too slow anyway).
I own a 1.66 Mac Mini and it runs Leopard great. You need to max out the ram to get good performance, I have 2GB of ram. When I first got it would run slow with 516MB. But after the ram upgrade it flies compared to my old Powermac G5 dual 2.3Ghz with 3GB of ram. I couldn't believe at first. And it is not power hungry like my G5.
Yeah, the one i picked up only has 512. Can you use third party memory or do you have to get ones from Apple? Ebay was where I was going to look.
Someone on another board complained it was slow, and I am guessing he did not bump the ram.
I hardly believe a 1.66 mini beats a dual 2.3 g5. My DC 2.0 G5 benches around 100 with Xbench and my 2.16 macbook gets 110. Practically neck and neck.
Your g5 must have issues then.
Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor
512MB of memory
DVD drive for installation
9GB of available disk space
Took me 20 seconds to find that...
Obviously if you have the base specs it isn't going to run as fast as Mac Pro, however if you have mid range specs, you should be ok.
EDIT: I will agree with everyone else you should upgrade the ram, get 1GB, you can use any brand of ram, just make sure you get the right speed, check in the System Profile to see what speed your is, then go and purchase some, I would suggest Crucial.com, I swear by them. They also have a dedicated mac section too.
Thanks Schtumple. I knew the requirements, but many times those are like bare minimum as put out by the manufacturer and wanted to know what the reality was as far as others experiences.
Glad to hear crucial works. Going to check out the mac section.
my 1.25ghz g4 mini runs 10.5.4 fine
I actually hacked/pushed leopard onto a single 800mhz G4 with 1gb ram, and its suprisingly smooth for internet, dvds, and iTunes, things like that. Just not at the same time . Its my first mac and I'm already impressed I just cant wait for steve to just tell me what's going on with the Mini!