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HT1444 Upgrade OS X 10.4

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Apr 23, 2012 4:51 PM

Can I upgrage my OS X 10.4 to the most current version of it? If so, then how much $$ are we talking?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4)
  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,035 points)
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    Apr 23, 2012 4:55 PM (in response to metafrek)

    Apple Menu > About This Mac

     

    Anything less than CoreDuo (meaning PowerPC CPUs) can only handle Leopard.

     

    Snow Leopard needs Intel processor.  SL also needs 1 GB RAM, but put in as much as you can.

     

    Lion needs Core2Duo or better.  Lion needs 2 GB RAM, but put in as much as you can anyway.

     

    Start with "how high can you go?".

  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,035 points)
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    Apr 23, 2012 7:03 PM (in response to metafrek)

    Not sure about CS 5.  Still need to figure out the memory situation.

     

    If you have the Core2Duo, you can run Lion, but 2 GB RAM is bar minimum for functioning Lion, from all reports.  You should max out memory.

     

    About This Mac > More Info

     

    This is mine ... MacoBookPro8,2

     

    Screen shot 2012-04-23 at 10.00.32 PM.png

     

    That designation indicates the max memory you can run.  Report your model and processor info but NOT the unit serial number.

  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,035 points)
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    Apr 23, 2012 7:45 PM (in response to metafrek)

    http://www.everymac.com will show you the maximum capabilities of your mac based on the specification or year.

     

    macsales.com and crucial.com are trusted sources for RAM with lifetime warranties.  macsales.com and ifixit.com have viedos/pictures to show you the process, if you need them.

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