Will Leopard run OK on an 800Mhz G4?

I see from the system requirements that Leopard requires an “866” Mhz processor. Is this a hard limit, or just an advisory? My first Mac–the one I wrote the book on–is a lowly 800 Mhz. box. Is it worth trying to upgrade it? -m

2 Responses to “Will Leopard run OK on an 800Mhz G4?”

  1. Scott Hudson http://scottysengineeringlog.net

    I asked this same question to the tech support guys at Apple. They said it runs too slow on an 800Mhz, so that’s why it’s not supported. There is a way to upgrade your box via Daystar, but it might be better to just buy a new machine.

  2. Jack

    I was pissed about this at first, I run a dual 800MHz Quicksilver and it couldn’t install natively on my machine, a dual 800 should trump a single 867 in terms of power, however Apple didn’t take that into account. I installed via Target Disk mode with a buddies G5 PPC and I actually run faster than I did in Tiger.