Is my 17" intel processor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dal123, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Dal123 macrumors 6502a

    Dal123

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    I'm thinking of upgrading to snow leopard but not sure if my 17" powerbook G4 can handle it. I have tried looking at 'about this mac' and have only found this as the closest relevance:

    Hardware Overview:

    Machine Name: PowerBook G4 17"
    Machine Model: PowerBook5,3
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1.33 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 167 MHz
    Any help appreciated?
     
  2. farmboy1 macrumors newbie

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  3. Dal123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dal123

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    Cheers mate, never mind, I'll just have to live with it :).
     
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    You can install Leopard though. And there are hacks if you really want to install SL:D
     
  5. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    I read on someone on here installed SL with a PowerPC processor....I think he said he did a clean install. Someone else pointed out something around the lines of "interested, I guess SL does not do a system check when installing it"

    Don't hold me to it though....google?
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Snow leopard wil not install or run on PPC. Most of the code is Intel only, although there are still some bits of PPC.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Impossible, apple removed much of the PPC code from OSX to achieve the smaller footprint. Not all of the code has been removed, many of the CLI utilities still have PPC code, but the main frameworks for OSX no longer have the appropriate PPC code, thus making it impossible to run on a G5/G4/G3
     
  8. Maserati7200 macrumors 6502a

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    I think I said that...
     
  9. seb-opp macrumors 6502

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    surely that was about installing SL on a tiger machine, without upgrading to leopard in between?
     

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