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adam.potter2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

MacBook

13-inch Late 2006

Processor  2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Memory  2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

Graphics  Intel GMA 950 64 MB

Serial Number  W8******WGL

Software  Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 (11E53)

 

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: Will my late 2006 mac book run mountain lion?
    Bimmer 7 Series Level 6 Level 6 (10,270 points)

    No it won't.

     

    From late 08 Macbook Uni and on are Mountain Lion Compatible.

  • 2. Re: Will my late 2006 mac book run mountain lion?
    Dave Stowe Level 5 Level 5 (5,065 points)

    According to this.....No....

    http://www.apple.com/osx/specs/

  • 3. Re: Will my late 2006 mac book run mountain lion?
    Dark-Star Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi

     

    This is just to inform you that I have today spoken to, a Mac Tech Manger (Chris) who has assured me that, my iMac late 2006, 20" which has 3gb ram and is currently running 10.7.4, will run Mountain Lion. He verified the 'correct' age of my iMac, and added that the spec required on the apple store page was "privisional" and as yet un-confirmed, BUT was confident that ML will install.

     

    Steve

  • 4. Re: Will my late 2006 mac book run mountain lion?
    Jamie182 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hey Steve,

     

    Did you call the Mac Tech manager to specifically find out that information?  I have an iMac late 2006  2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo 2 GB ram and I heard from some non-apple sources that it will be compatible with ML but the main apple site says only iMac 2007 and newer.  So I've been trying to get some clarification on that.

  • 5. Re: Will my late 2006 mac book run mountain lion?
    Dark-Star Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Jamie, there are many opinions, posted in other parts of this forum, that will not just disagree, but will also profess, that apple mac employees, are wrong.

     

    That is why I made two calls and  spoke to a manager called 'Paul' who went as far, as to give me a reference number, regarding this issue.

     

    To the best of my recollection, Jamie, this is what he said:

     

    Take it from me, your Imac will run Mountain Lion. We are merely recommending the specification required, until the final release.. The worse case scenario, will be that a couple of features may not run.

     

    He finally concluded by saying that if if you can run Lion, then Mountain Lion will install, and stressed not to take any notice of some posts regarding this matter, and he was very ademant, about it.

     

    I will be dissapointed and annoyed if I can't.

     

    All the best.

  • 6. Re: Will my late 2006 mac book run mountain lion?
    Jamie182 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks Steve, I currently have os x Lion and it works perfectly with no flaws or lags that I have noticed and runs perfectly with my trackpad.  It does make sense what your saying I think many bloggers are taking apple's words and blowing things way out of proportions so I'm going to wait and see what happens.  It seems like we shouldn't have any problems though..

     

    Thanks for your help!

  • 7. Re: Will my late 2006 mac book run mountain lion?
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,315 points)

    Unfortunately what this guy told you is incorrect. On Apple's own website it says a Mid-2007 or later iMac is required for Mountain Lion.

  • 8. Re: Will my late 2006 mac book run mountain lion?
    Dark-Star Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This exactly what I was talking about, Stevejobsfan0123.

     

    Why don't you ring Apple and tell them yourself, or better still tell them that they are miss leading people..

  • 9. Re: Will my late 2006 mac book run mountain lion?
    Dark-Star Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Your welcome Jamie, as you can see Stevejobsfan0123, proves my point about peoples views.

  • 10. Re: Will my late 2006 mac book run mountain lion?
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,315 points)

    Was the guy you talked to from Apple, or not? Either way, he is blatantly incorrect. Always go with what you see on Apple's website.

  • 11. Re: Will my late 2006 mac book run mountain lion?
    Dark-Star Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes Stevejobsfan0123, I contacted Apple support via the Brent Cross number, chose oprion 2, and spoke to a manager called, Paul.

     

    Please see my post and you will see I also got a reference number, and furthermore an email.

    So with all this in mind and as I said to Jamie, I will be dissapointed and annoyed if I can not install Mountain Lion, and will if necesary kick up an almighty fuss, when you consider the assurance I have been given.

     

    So with this assurance, I once again suggest you ring Apple and tell them yourself, that they are miss leading people, or someone is diverting their phones to an imposter.

  • 12. Re: Will my late 2006 mac book run mountain lion?
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,315 points)

    So with this assurance, I once again suggest you ring Apple and tell them yourself

    I don't see why I should, I think it would be better for you to do it since they told that to you. I don't know why those individuals are misleading people.

  • 13. Re: Will my late 2006 mac book run mountain lion?
    frederic1943 Level 6 Level 6 (9,980 points)

    The model 6,1 Late 2006 white plastic iMac has the Radeon X1600 video card with 32 bit drivers. The model 7,1 Mid 2007 aluminum iMac has the Radeon HD 2400 XT with 64bit drivers.

     

    Mountain Lion will not run anything that requires 32bit architecture.

  • 14. Re: Will my late 2006 mac book run mountain lion?
    Jamie182 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Well judging from what I'm hearing here I think I'll call them for myself just to verfy that and maybe i'll reply with whatever they tell me, either that or wait til the software is released then we'll definitely know the answer, I've seen the list on the Mac website and I know apple has refused to elaborate on why the other macs are not compatible.  I also know the requirements are subject to change up to release day.  I just would not trust the non-apple sites as to why this requirement happened with the graphics, memory, etc.  Those are assumptions based on comparing and contrasting each model, some of those sites managed to put in that Microsoft is still gonna allow even the ancient PC's to upgrade to windows 8 so I'm thikning there's a bit of a bias spin on those sites. Anyways, if it doesn't work out my Macbook is in the compatible list even if my iMac isn't but I'll call apple and see what they say.  

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