4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2012 7:00 PM by Whitebred123
Whitebred123 Level 1 Level 1

I am looking to upgrade for needs of music production. I need help to figure out if my computer iMac g5 2gb RAM and an intel core 2 duo processor 2.16ghz can handle it?

Solved by John Galt on Dec 26, 2012 10:22 AM Solved

Yes.

 

A "iMac G5" and "Intel Core 2 Duo" are mutually exclusive though. You need an Intel Mac for Snow Leopard.

  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8

    Yes.

     

    A "iMac G5" and "Intel Core 2 Duo" are mutually exclusive though. You need an Intel Mac for Snow Leopard.

  • Whitebred123 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for the answer! What do you mean exclusive?

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    "Mutually exclusive," meaning one can't exist at the same time as the other.  If you have an Intel Mac, you don't have a G5 iMac. A G5 is PPC (Power PC) and can't install Snow Leopard.

     

    But I'd max out the RAM. 2GB is bare bones and you won't go very far with that, especially if you're going to be running some memory consuming music production applications.

  • Whitebred123 Level 1 Level 1

    Ok lol you are right I miss spoke I have an iMac ...

    I'm not too knowledgable when it comes to this so while I was @ work I searched the g5's and that looked like the one I own. I am upgrading to 3gb and getting snow leopard on my comp.

    I need new updated vsts for my music production so took it in. Thank you guys for your help