9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2012 7:44 PM by BDAqua
avapple Level 1 (0 points)

I have desktop dual 2.3 ghz PowerPC G5,2GB DDR2 SDRAM, running Mac OS X 10.4.11.  What the highest or latest OS that this model can run? Thank you very much

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Niel Level 10 (298,501 points)

    Mac OS X 10.5.8.



  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,227 points)

    Leopard requirements/10.5.x...


        *  Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor


    minimum system requirements


        * 512MB of memory (I say 1.5GB for PPC at least, 2-3GB minimum for IntelMacs)

        * DVD drive for installation

        * 9GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)

    Classic/OS9 Apps no longer supported.

    Trouble is Apple no longer sells it, check eBay & such for the Retail version, not the Gray Discs...


  • avapple Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you.. Can you please provide me with a link to this update/download? All I see on apple.com is a tiger (must have intel based mac which I do not have). I lost touch with apple years ago, I have been using PCmedia until yesterday..it stopped starting..all I hear is a loud fan noise).

    Thanks again

  • Niel Level 10 (298,501 points)

    There is no download. You need to buy it on DVD; see BDAqua's post for the link.



  • avapple Level 1 (0 points)

    thx..wow it's almost like buying a used one . On the software..hoping to get a cheaper upgrade?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,227 points)

    Might be cheaper to buy an old Mac with Leopard/10.5 already installed!

  • avapple Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh Ok. Thank you very much...No wonder why I have been looking the whole afternoon...

  • avapple Level 1 (0 points)

    ...I can't hardly use this thing..won't install photoshop just now and other browser..I know this is not a PC community..but I have dual drive I think(on my gateway media gm4019E that all it does is a loud fan noise but it won't show an OS)..Is it possible to get those hard drive out and place it in a working PC?  Goodness all of my photos (that's all I am concerned about are all on that drive)...Or maybe on this Mac as an external drive?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,227 points)

    WEll maybe we should addreesthe problems you're having, why you want 10.5.x, & what version of PS it you're trying to install.


    On the drive question, you could Network & Fole Share to get the Photos over.


    One option not mentioned yet is MacDrive for your PCs... allows them to Read/Write  & Format HFS+...