From Tiger to Leopard on a PowerBook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by -:c2:-, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. -:c2:- macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2010
    Hi everyone,

    I am interested in upgrading my PowerBook G4 from 10.4.11 to Leopard. I have listed my specs below:

    Machine Name: PowerBook G4 15"
    Machine Model: PowerBook5,4
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1.5 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 167 MHz
    Hard drive: 120 GB

    My questions are:

    Should I upgrade to Leopard? Will my machine be able to handle it? 1 GB RAM is the max it can take right now as my lower RAM slot won't recognize anything I put in there.

    If I do upgrade to Leopard, what's the best way to do it? I have read that a clean install is the way to go instead of Archive and Install. I keep a bootable backup of my current drive, so would I just be able to copy that information over if I do a clean install?

    Thanks for any help you can offer!

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