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The PowerMac G5 is a desktop computer first produced in 2003 by the Apple Corporation. This guide will review the repair process of an Apple PowerMac G5 model number A1047 EMC 2061 from 2004. It was discontinued in 2006 as part of the Intel switch first to developers then consumers.

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Max ram and on g5 and highest OS

What is the max ram I can install on a powermac g5 and can I install leopard on the g5. Thanks

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Depending on your model, 4GB(DDR), 8GB(DDR), or 16GB(DDR2) What is the processor speed/configuration for it? (What's it's processor speed, and how many cores does it have?) And yes, you can install Mac OS Leopard on this computer.

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Go here for your max RAM config. Your machine will take 10.5.8 max.


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Can you install Mojave 10.8 on a G5?

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Sadly no, The PowerPC CPU is not able to run any of the Intel versions of macOS. The highest version it can support is OS-X Leopard (10.5.8)

The case is a marvel of engineering when Apple was thinking straight! The Mac Pro carried it forward and the latest version of Mac Pro holds true to its design principles.

Many people have converted their G5's to Intel boxes using ATX logic board PowerMac G5—ATX Conversion Build Log and even hacked MacOS to run on it as well! A bit of a reverse Hackintosh! Mac PowerPC > Intel CPU upgrade > Mac Intel OS.


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