should i cancel my order for Leopard???

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  1. thumper macrumors 6502

    thumper

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    i got a 17" powerbook 1.33 with 512 RAM

    will leopard work???
    i heard you need at least 512 ram
    and at least a 1.6 cpu for dvd play back or something...

    :(
    should i cancel my order???
     
  2. Kodex macrumors member

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    Should run decently. I would recommend upgrading the RAM if possible though
     
  3. djnardu macrumors regular

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    There are people planning on trying Leopord with a 400 mhz G4 :rolleyes:

    It should run, not as smooth as say a new Intel Mac, but it should run.
     
  4. Peace macrumors Core

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    Leopard minimum specs are a 867 MHz PPC G4 with 512 Mb of RAM.

    Buy some more RAM I'd say.
     
  5. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    You Should Be OK

    That's getting long in the tooth. But Leopard will mostly work. Some features require Intel processors. But you will benefit from most of Leopard's features. We don't know what that DVD playback spec means yet. I wouldn't worry about it.

    Oh yeah I agree with Kodex & Peace you should put in two 1GB sticks to max out the ram. 512MB of ram is fairly pathetic. Hope if you just bought it you didn't pay very much for it.
     
  6. benlee macrumors 65816

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    I'd buy a gig of ram if I was you. not sure of the price for it but check out Crucial Ram or other store named above. You'd be suprised the difference you see with Leopard or not. The 1.6 Ghz requirement is just for improved de-interlacing in dvd player which I think is just 1 of 300+ new features.
     
  7. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    RAM is cheap. Dump the original RAM for 2 x 512. You'll be good then.

    The 1.6Ghz req. is for IMPROVED deinterlaced DVD playback NOT for DVD playback.
     
  8. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    $130 For Your PC2700 2GB Kit From 1-800-4-MEMORY

    Your PC2700 2GB Kit is only $130 from 1800-4-MEMORY

    Adding Less Is Counter Productive.
     
  9. thumper thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how much would you think its worth to buy?
     
  10. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Counter productive? If OP has 512MB now, doubling his RAM cannot be COUNTER productive. Would 2GB of RAM be better than 1GB RAM? Possibly, if he has a reason to need that much RAM. A Ferarri would be faster than a BMW too.

    Given OP has been presumably happily using 512MB in his 4 y.o. machine doubling the RAM should give him a great experience w/ Leopard and help him from spending more $ than he needs to. I don't get the impression OP is a power user w/ 15 apps open while he edits in PS or FCP.
     
  11. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    How do you use your Mac? You seem happy w/ the performance right now w/ 512MB. What apps do you use and how many do you keep open at one time? More is usually better, but its also silly to buy more than you need.
     

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