Ask Max: Can I run Adobe CS3.3 on my Mac G4?
Can I run Adobe CS3.3 on my Mac G4? From the body style, I believe it’s an AGP G4/400.
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Running Adobe CS on a G4 400 is a ™could / should™ question. You ™could™ run CS 3 on a G4 400 MHz computer with over 512 MB of RAM but you probably ™should™ not. According to the minimum required hardware specifications all you need is a 512 RAM, the latest version of 10.4 Tiger and enough hard drive space to install everything. Those three things plus a G4, G5 or Intel processor will be enough to let you install the CS suite of software. However, being that low on the requirement scale, CS applications would probably open on your Mac computer but soon after that everything would slow to molasses speed.
If you need to start using CS 3 applications, it would save you a ton of time and headache to get a newer system. Something in the GHz processor range, not the MHz range.