IMac G5 - Installing / Upgrading to Leopard

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by smti, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. smti macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2009

    I'm a Mac newbie and recently purchased my first IMac G5 off of Ebay. The computer will come with OS X 10.4, Tiger pre-installed. I would like to upgrade to Leopard. Which disc do I need to purchase in order to upgrade properly? As I understand it, the discs required are different for each model/type of Mac. Any insight you could provide into this matter would be very helpful.

    If you wish, feel free to have a look at the auction:

    Thank You,

  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    The retail version of Leopard sold by Apple will work on all compatible machines. Its only the original disks that come with the machine that are machine specific.
  3. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Mar 9, 2008
    Yes what the first response said is correct. Just go to and click on the store tab. You should be able to find leapord by doing some clicking around (I would provide a link but I am currently on my phone).

    Also I see your new iMac only has 1gb of ram. I would highly suggest upgrading the ram to 2gb. Leapord will run a whole lot smoother.

    Congrats on your mac!
  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    You can find Leopard Retail DVDs(Make sure they are black) on ebay for around $50 on a good day.

    Be sure to upgrade your memory to at least 1gb, 2gb preferably if/when you upgrade to Leopard. You will be glad you did.

    Just checked your auction. You seem to have gotten a good deal on that, shipping shows $68 for me so hopefully you paid less :p. Also I didn't know they made a 1.9ghz? Was that a typo?

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