Leopard does not play nice with my Powerbook

My second attempt in installing Leopard on my 4-year old 17-inch Powerbook G4 1GHz failed. The first attempt was a migration from Tiger to Leopard. Even though the migration was successful, things were running extremely slow. Worse, i was getting kernel panic every so often.

My second attempt, i decided to erase everything on my Powerbook and install a fresh new copy of Leopard. Again, the installation appeared to be successful. However, it was impossible to play sound/music without them sounding like a broken record. Kernel panic was not happening as frequently as after my first attempt but it still happened several times.

The minimum requirement for Leopard, as stated on Apple.com, is any “Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor” and “512MB of memory”. My Powerbook runs at 1GHz and it is equipped with 1GB of memory. So what’s up with that?

On my Powerbook, Tiger definitely roars while Leopard purrs like an animal with a severe cold.

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