Powermac G4 help

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

  1. iphonesrq macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2007
    I have a Powermac G4 450mhz and I'm trying to put OSX Tiger on it. Can someone tell me the system requirements for Tiger. Or will leopard work?

    Thanks for the help
  2. Meep macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2008
    I believe you need to have a 256mb of RAM, firewire port and a dvd drive to install Tiger but there are hacks to remove the need of a firewire port. Tiger requirements

    Leopard is a bit more as it requires you to have at least a 867MHz G4 and 512mb of RAM but again there are hacks to put it on older hardware but it'll be sloooooow Leopard Requirements

    I think with both of them you need at least a 1Ghz G4 (i think its more actually) to be able to playback dvd's.

    Hope that helps.
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    it unlikely that leopard, even if you were able to get it installed, would be worth it. at that speed, i'd try Tiger or stick with Panther, either are solid enough to work well.

    as linked above, the requirements for Tiger are a FW port/dvd rom/256mb of ram and enough disk space.
  4. shu82 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2007
    Rocket City, AL
    Na, dvd player works fine in a g3 clamshell. He should be fine. I have gotten through the tiger installer with a 400mhz g3 imac with only 192 mb of ram.

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