Leopard on G4 MDD

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by AlexMaximus, May 24, 2008.

  1. AlexMaximus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2006
    A400M Base
    Hi guys,

    I have a G4 Dual MDD 1,42 and I run Tiger 10.4.11 on it.

    It runs very stable and I am very satisfied with it. However I now think about to upgrade to Leopard.

    To all G4 guys out there, - is there any bad experience with Leopard on the G4?

    Does it run flawless, does it slow my machine down because of the Intel focus ??

    Your opinion / experiences would be very much appreciated !!
  2. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I have Leopard on a dual-1GHz MDD G4 with 2GB and it runs okay. It is certainly not as fast as my 2GHz Core Duo MacBook nor my 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo iMac, but neither is it glacially slow, either. I expect part of the slowness is due to the 80GB system HDD, which I expect is a 4200 or 5400RPM unit...
  3. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

    Lord Zedd

    Oct 24, 2007
    Denver, Colorado
    Leopard will be slightly slower on a G4. But since you have a dual 1.42 the speed difference will be negligible.
  4. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2005
    I'm only really here at night.
    I have it running on a Quicksilver w/ a 1.6ghz upgrade card + 1.5GB of ram notta problemo :)
  5. shu82 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2007
    Rocket City, AL
    Same here, but I have dual 500gb 7200rpm sata drives in mine. Runs like a champ and boots faster than my wife's brand new macbook.

    Front Row is a little slower than with her macbook, but everything is very usable. I'll probably upgrade to a core image card pretty soon. After that I see a couple of productive years left until it becomes my home file server.

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