Upgrade from Jaguar to Tiger?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LeoLady, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. LeoLady macrumors newbie

    LeoLady

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    My friend has an iMac version 2.1 Power PC G4, 700mhz,
    40gig hard drive (22gig free),
    384 ram (128 + 256),
    OS Jaguar 10.2.8.

    He would like to upgrade to Tiger. But before he buys the discs I asked him to wait till I got some advice from this forum, so here goes...

    Even though he meets the minimum specs for Tiger I'm thinking he would be better off with more ram. The max ram for this m/c is 1gig. Would it really stuff things up if he replaces the 256 stick with a 1gig stick making 1.128ram? If so, would replacing the 256 with a 512 be enough to run Tiger?

    Can anyone foresee any problems upgrading from 10.2 to 10.4 (ie. missing out 10.3)?

    Cheers!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Extra RAM will definitely help and I'm almost certain the 1GB chip will work and be recognised. As for the install, it's probably better to do either a clean reformat and install, or an Archive & Install. I'd avoid the upgrade install option for now. :)
     
  3. LeoLady thread starter macrumors newbie

    LeoLady

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    Thanks for that advice.

    I've got an external hard drive so I'll back up all his stuff and give him the good news to go ahead and buy the ram and Tiger.

    Cheers
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    No worries LeoLady. Post back if you bump into any hassles. :)
     
  5. rhyndu macrumors regular

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    Why are you updating to Tiger only now? Make sure that your price is a lot less than Leopards ($129) because Tiger is now outdated software.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    I think now is a good time to upgrade to Tiger because it is so cheap as everyone rushes for Leopard.
     
  7. rhyndu macrumors regular

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    I just hope he pays less than ~$50 for it.
     

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