upgrading a G4 Mini

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by thejadedmonkey, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

    thejadedmonkey

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    With Leopard right around the corner, iLife 'o8 just released, and the OS/software on my mini getting old.. I was thinking of an upgrade.

    1) Will Leopard run on a G4 mini? Right now it runs Panther, no problem, with 512mb's of Ram. Am I going to have to up the RAM to 1 gig as well? The computer is only used for internet/iTunes/mail, and now occasional iMovie and Photoshopping by my little sister.

    2) If I should upgrade the RAM, will any DDR ram work? Here's what I found on Tiger (newegg was pretty much sold out)
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1071020&CatId=147
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1582822&CatId=147
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1515858&CatId=147

    3) iLife '08: iPhoto I assume will run on a G4 no problem, but that's the only program that we'd really use. iMovie won't run, iDVD doesn't really need to be upgraded, no one uses iWeb, basically we'd be looking at an $80 upgrade for iPhoto from '05 to '08 and iMovie from '05 to '06. Worth it, or no?
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

    mrkramer

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    It should run, but you will most likely want to increase the RAM if you want it to run smoothly.
     

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