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Mac OS X 10.5 Install Problem

I didn't know until I bought and opened and attempted to install OS X 10.5 that my Powerbook G4 is 200mhz shy of the system requirements for this software. Is there any way around this?

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If it's at all possible overclock your PC.Have some one whose experienced and confident when they attempt it.If 200mhz is all the boost thats required,than you should be able to reach that requirement.Some PC's overclocking can't be done.On the other hand,you may have one that can.In case you are wondering what that means:Overclocking is pushing the engine(example) of your PC faster than the factory set it.In my eyes ,if the PC has adjustments in the Bios to make it faster ,then , why not give it a boost.It will work if 200mhz is all you need.Again only a PC tech. should do this.
Keep me posted!!

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