Ibook help!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by sourpatchkidACB, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. sourpatchkidACB macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2008
    I have a 466 clamshell ibook with 320 RAM and OS 9 installed. How do I update it and since OS 9 is old, will the programs on the hard drive work with a newer version of OS? :confused: Please help!
  2. Raid macrumors 68020


    Feb 18, 2003
    I updated a clamshell iBook not too long ago with OS 10.3.9 (the most up-to-date system the machine will run) and it worked fine. 10.3.9 still comes with Classic on it so all the old programs running on OS 9 should work ok. You might want to upgrade the RAM to 512 if you can... it will never be a speed demon but it will help!
  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    Does this 466mhz have a firewire port? Then it is capable of running Tiger 10.4. Add a 512mb stick in there and possibly a larger hard drive if you haven't done so already. You will be able to run Classic environment on Tiger so you can use all of your old programs or still boot into OS9 if you need to.
  4. sourpatchkidACB thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2008
    Mine does have a firewire port and yea i do need to upgrade the hard drive, it's only 20gb:(

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