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Which Os x will work better on a imac g5 1.9 ghz

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Jul 12, 2013 3:03 AM

I have a Imac G5 1.9ghz powerPC, 1 GB ddr2 sdram, version 10.5.8

But i have issues with it, it has white lines going from top to bottom or after couple of minutes the whole screen is full of lines

So i thought reinstalling os x will help

 

anyone will you be able to help me?

 

Thank You

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,350 points)
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    Jul 12, 2013 3:44 AM (in response to monsurr)

    Leopard 10.5.8 is as far as a G5 PPC Mac can go, as all later verions of OS X require an Intel Mac to run.

     

    As for the white lines, that would indicate a faulty graphics card, which would require a replacement motherboard - an expensive solution.

     

    Perhaps it may be time to retire the G5 and invest in either a new or secondhand Intel based iMac that can run Snow Leopard or better?

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