Ibook G3 running 10.2.8 can I upgrade it?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rcodd1, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. rcodd1 macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2007

    i have an old G3 ibook running OS 10.2.8. Can it be upgraded to Tiger?
    here are some more details on it:

    Memory: 384MB
    Processor: 800MHz Power PC G3

    its an ibook version 2.2
    it writes CD's and plays DVD's

    If it can be updated to a newer OS, where can i get a (genuine) one from? as everywhere is only selling leopard now?

  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    Yes it'll run Panther or Tiger, although more RAM would help. It shouldn't be any slower than 10.2.8 though.

    You should still be able to find plenty of copies of Tiger on eBay.
  3. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    I'm running Tiger on my G3 800. It's got 640mb RAM, though. The processor makes most of the difference, I think. I've run 10.4 on a 1.5ghz G5 w/512mb, and that seemed smoother, though the memory was less.

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