MACbook G3 and Snow leopard

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  1. LouisSarma macrumors newbie

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    I started another thread but it was closed for some reason. I have a MACbook G3 and was real excited about Snow leopard coming out so i could have a faster computer finally and run windows too but someone said i couldn't have it on my computer. So why cant i put snow leopard on a MACbook G3?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Clarify ...

    There is no such thing as a MACbook G3.

    Click :apple: > About this Mac, then More Info ....

    What does it say on the right side under Model Identifier?
     
  3. LouisSarma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    not sure what you mean I clicked about this computer and there is no more info or Model Identifier. It says Version 9.2.2 is that what you mean?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Then you are running OS 9.2.2 on an iBook G3 ... you cannot run Snow Leopard on that machine. Period.
     
  5. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502

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    You're running OS 9. Which only runs on PowerPC processors, the same processor which is not supported under OS X Snow Leopard. You're using a clamshell iBook G3, I assume.

    Edit: r.j.s. beat me to it :p
     
  6. bbotte macrumors 65816

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    Yes you will need an intel processor, not a PowerPC processor. Time to upgrade.
     
  7. LouisSarma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    WHat is powerPC and why cant it run snow leopard? I thought snow leopard made MACs intel and so they can run windows and everything. I am confused this computer was expensive and should run it fine.
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It will not run it.

    That computer may have been expensive about 9 years ago, but it will not run Snow Leopard.

    PowerPC is the processor type. Intel is a different processor type. They are not compatible.
     
  9. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502

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    You can't change the architecture of a processor. The new Macs (as of 2004) have Intel processors. Your Mac, being from 1999, does not have an Intel processor.
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Fixed the year for you.
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    As of 2004? 2006 for the public. 2005 if you never returned your Pentium 4/915G based dev kit.
     
  12. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502

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    Damn! I meant to put 2006, typo? :p
    Well, it was announced in 2005 at WWDC, so I wasn't too wrong. :p
     
  13. LouisSarma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i just payed $800 for this and it cant run anything? why would they make a computer that cant run there own software? how do i install windows on this then without snow leopard. i am so mad right now.
     
  14. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You cannot install windows on it either.

    If you just paid $800 for that machine, you got ripped off.

    Does which of these two does it look like?

    Plain white and square?
    images.jpg

    Or rounded and colored?
    images-1.jpg
     
  15. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I hope you did some research before buying this notebook.
     
  16. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    They didn't just make it, it was made almost 10 years ago.
     
  17. spinnerlys Guest

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    It seems you have been scammed.
    800$ for an old iBook G3 is theft.

    Does it look like this
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    iBook G3 Clamshell

    or that
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    iBook G3 White

    or this

    [​IMG]
    iBook G4

    or that?

    [​IMG]
    MacBook


    Windows can only be run on Macintosh computers with Intel processors.
     
  18. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    In About this Computer ... find the model number ...

    It will look something like this: Powerbook x,x

    e.g. Powerbook 4,3

    It could also start with an M, such as M4753
     
  19. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    $800???? Oh my. I know you don't want to hear it but depending on the mode you have, it's worth about $200 at most.
     
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  21. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Pretty high level stuff to be honest. MacBook G3 and 9.2.2? You have to know what you're doing.
     
  22. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm going with troll here, too. Everything's been said that can be said, anyway. On the off chance this is serious, the OP may PM a mod or admin to re-open it or may use report post....
     
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