Leopard on a iBook G4?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by carve, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. carve macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2006
    Hi all! I am interested in purchasing Leopard for my main computer, an iBook G4. It has a 1.33 GHz processor. The memory is 512 MB. I was wondering if it will slow down my machine? Is it even worth to upgrade to it? I have heard that it actually speeds UP your computer. I have a little less than half of the hard drive space left. Thanks everyone. Happy new years also!
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    It'll run fine. We've got it on some 1.2GHz machines with otherwise similar specifications at work and it's great. If you can afford to, get some more RAM for that thing.
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    That iBook is the computer am using right now, with Leopard, with 1.5 gigs of RAM. Get more RAM and then get Leopard. Nothing to worry about.
  4. sas76 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2006
    I am running a slightly lower spec G4 ibook with 750mb ram and it runs fine. Although my wife only uses it for web browsing and email. No iphoto or itunes etc.

  5. carve thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2006
    ok, i might do that. I got some christmas money. I won't be getting a new computer for another 2 years. How exactly do you install ram. I am a noob, i know, sorry. Do you think apple will unveil a new affordable mac that will cost around $500 at macworld? thanks for the quick replies you guys!

    then when you upgrade does all of your music "transfer" over?
  6. otis123 macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2006
    i got the same machine with leopard (but with 1.5GB of RAM) and it runs great, not like my imac great, but for a PowerPC machine its worth it.
  7. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    Perform an Archive and Install and everything will transfer. I'm running Leopard on my 1.07 G4 iBook with 1.25g of RAM.

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