upgrade to 10.5 on a G4/Sawtooth machine?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by JRJ, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. JRJ macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2008
    I have a MacPro, but use my old G4 as an office machine. I'd like to upgrade from 10.4.11 to 10.5 so I can use TimeMachine on it. It's a Sawtooth motherboard running 2GB of ram and a 1.2 Ghz processor upgrade in it.

    My question is: will I see a performance decrease if I go from 10.4 to 10.5? It's still quite usable as is, but if it slows down any it'll become a boat anchor.

    Thanks for any advice. :)
  2. drlunanerd macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2004
    Should be OK.

    I run Leopard on a Digital Audio Power Mac G4 and it's fine for light duties.

    However a few things make all the difference on G4s:
    1. Dual processors - mine is a dual 533MHz.
    2. Fast hard drive e.g. 7200rpm.
    3. Core Image & Quartz Extreme capable graphics card e.g. ATI Radeon 9600 Pro.
    4. Adequate RAM, which you have.
  3. JRJ thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2008
    Thanks for the reply drlunanerd. I have an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (128mb) so that should help.
  4. TrapOx macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    It won't install anyways since the machine itself (sawtooth) didn't meet the minimum specs.

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