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Rodney2009 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi I got a I mac here 10.5 for get rest but is there a way to upgrade my unit thanks its a mac OSX and no up dates been available for a while is this normal? thank you


iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.3
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (47,950 points)

    Please provide us with more details on your Mac; such as which model is it, how much RAM and how much free disk space.

     

    Allan

  • Rodney2009 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    os x 10.5 8 1.5 gb DDR2 2.1 gigh pwr pc G5 disk space cant find

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (47,950 points)

    Since your Mac has a PowerPC processor, 10.5.8 is as new of a version of OS X that it can run.

     

    Allan

  • Rodney2009 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so I am up to date on a mac then this realy aint old thern or need to up grade my unit then?

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (47,950 points)

    Correct. For that G5 Mac, you are current.

     

    Allan

  • Rodney2009 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    a lady lived out of town and put on consingment for 400 $ and I saved it up paid it off and they sent the $ to her thats how I got this I thought crap I have a peice of junk after been told to up grade to snow leppard or what ever. and this did not come with a todo list I cant find a free one.

  • Rodney2009 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ty so much I now feel better of my pourchas

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (47,950 points)

    What were you attempting to do that told you to upgrade to Snow Leopard?

     

    Allan

  • Rodney2009 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    how do I know what max is for DDR Ram? can be used?

  • Rodney2009 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    not sure all I know is there is win 98 win xp and 7 and now 8 and vista  so did not know what macs can run on and if Apple gets new virsions id be effected or not. I use to have the ones that look like a tv there in diffrent colors I forget what they were.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (47,950 points)

    PowerPC Macs do not do Windows. They run OS X

     

    The version of OS X your Mac is running is called Leopard 10.5.8 and is the last version it can run.

     

    Today most Mac have Intel processors and can run

     

    Snow Leopard 10.6

    Lion 10.7

    Mountain Lion 10.8

     

    And the soon to be released Mavericks 10.9

     

    The vast majority of the software has been upgrade to require one of the newer versions of OS X. That was the reason for my question about what caused you to see the request to upgrade to Snow Leopard 10.6.

     

    Allan

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,915 points)

    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac.

     

    Then click on More Info>Hardware and report this upto *but not including the Serial#*...

     

    Hardware Overview:

     

    Machine Name: Power Mac G5 Quad

    Machine Model: PowerMac11,2

    CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (1.1)

    Number Of CPUs: 4

    CPU Speed: 2.5 GHz

    L2 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB

    Memory: 10 GB

    Bus Speed: 1.25 GHz

    Boot ROM Version: 5.2.7f1

  • Rodney2009 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    no prob I was just giving example of how I did not under stand what os Macs can take I was told last week to get lepard but I perfer not there too much.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (47,950 points)

    Whoever told you to get Leopard didn't know what they are talking about. Leopard is what you are currently running.

     

    Allan

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