What would it take to run Leopard on this Mini?

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  1. Jazhawk macrumors member

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    1.42 Ghz Dual Core Processors
    256 MB Ram
    80 Gig harddrive
    DVD superdrive (reader writer)

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    1.42GHz Dual Core?

    You will need a minimum 512MB of RAM.
     
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    its a g4 not a dual core system
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Sounds like a G4 to me from the clock speed and RAM.
     
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    Unless the Mac is used for the most basic of duties, then I think Leopard on it with anything less than 1gb of ram will be a grim experience.

    1gb = Good.
    512mb = Absolute bare minimum.
    256mb = Forget it (but it will likely run).
     
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    What makes you think that?

    More RAM is the only thing really needed. Getting the maximum 1 GB would be the best bet.
     
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    Max out the RAM and it should be great...
     
  10. Jazhawk thread starter macrumors member

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    Not dual core? :confused:

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  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's the PowerPC G4 1.42 GHz.
     
  12. Luap macrumors 65816

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    Only the intel Mini's are dual core, and even then not all of them are. If you stated the correct clock speed, then its a G4, single core ("About this Mac" will confirm for you).
    Ram is cheap these days. 1gb will certainly cost you less than Leopard itself will. Go for it, you'll be glad you did.
    With less ram its going to be jittery and slow. It will definitely be noticeable (and irritating) with only 256mb.
     
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    I don't think that. Was just curious before i installed it on my identical mini. However, mine has 1GB of ram.
     
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    The Mac mini G4 did.
     
  17. Jazhawk thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanx all. This is a box I found on Craigslist I'd planned to pick up Monday. I posted exactly how it stated in the ad. I'm thinking this thing is dual but you say it is not.

    I'm glad I didn't run right up there today because inasmuch as the specs say it'll run Leopard, what the guy is offering might not be so. I'm glad you guys don't sleep.

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  18. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Well for some bizarre reason it could turn out to be a dual processor Power Mac G4 1.42 Ghz. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Jazhawk thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll know more tomorrow.

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  20. Jazhawk thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you Eidorian for the info. Turns out the guy selling the mac mini on craigslist was a straight up con man and a fraud. I asked him to read the information behind the about this mac and for some reason, he was either too tired, the machine wasn't booted up or some other idiotic excuse.

    I knew I should get some help here when he told me his reasons for selling it is he does a ton of graphics intense work for years on it, and wanted to upgrade, but the thing only had 256meg of ram. That didn't seem normal for anybody doing heavy graphics type work. Youtube video watching maybe. Oh well.

    Thanx for the help and insite.

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