Will installing leopard slowdown my iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Floris1994, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Floris1994 Guest

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    I have an iMac g5 1.8GHz 2nd Gen. It is running tiger and seems to be running fast and I am thinking about upgrading to leopard but I like my mac to be fast... Will leopard slow me down, if so how much...
     
  2. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Leopard should run fine. Why do you want to upgrade? I don't think you should install leopard just for the sake of having the newer OS. More RAM might be in order. If you upgrade the OS and it does slow your system down, upgrading the RAM to 2 GB should take care of it.
     
  3. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    Leopard will definitely slow you down, but not unbearably.
     
  4. Apocrathia macrumors 6502

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    you'll definitely want 2gb if your going to run leopard, especially using a PPC system.
     
  5. Floris1994 thread starter Guest

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    Thanks I am ordering 2GB anyways because I am doing a science fair project on performance with more RAM so I think I will probably upgrade to leopard...
     

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