4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2013 11:53 AM by dalstott
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Can you change cpu's to get a higher level of osx? I'm new to mac's and this laptop was given to me and the software I want to load requires a higher level of osx than 4.11.  Is there anything physically I can do to update it?


PowerBook, iOS 4.1
Solved by dalstott on Feb 2, 2013 11:53 AM Solved

10.5.8 is the latest OS that will run on a PPC Mac. You would need to purchase on the open market as Apple no longer sells this version of OS X.

 

Some source links:

 

http://hardcoremac.stores.yahoo.net/

 

http://www.welovemacs.com/apsyso.html

 

http://www.buycheapr.com/us/result.jsp?ga=us14&q=leopard+10.5+os+x

 

http://oldermac.hardsdisk.net/oldmac.html#hard

Reply by bookpower on Feb 2, 2013 11:41 AM Helpful

But you can install up to 10.5.9

Reply by davidsignal on Feb 2, 2013 11:45 AM Helpful

I have seen sites where a higher OS has been rigged to run on an older mac, but, from what I have read, it never works perfectly and I have never seen it for a model as old as the PowerBook.

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