iMac G5 Confusion

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  1. macdatadrive macrumors regular

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    Hello everyone.

    While doing a bit of research I found that the iMac G5 is supposedly only a PowerPC processor. My iMac G5 with iSight says it is Intel core 2 duo. I am confused because it runs snow leopard but apparently it cannot run it, and I want to reformat it.

    Can someone please set straight my confusion?
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    By definition, the iMac G5 was the last iMac to have a Power PC chip, which will not run Snow Leopard.

    If you look under System Profile/About This Mac, and you see Intel Core Duo under CPU, you don't have a G5.
     
  3. macdatadrive thread starter macrumors regular

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    But when I click 'About this Mac' it say Intel Core 2 Duo?
     
  4. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Then you shouldn't call it a G5.
     
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    I am confused. First you say it runs snow leopard, then you say it cannot run it???? that makes no sense.
     
  7. macdatadrive thread starter macrumors regular

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    eawmp1, thank you so much. I realised it was the late 2006 model, not the G5.
     

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