10 Replies Latest reply: Oct 12, 2012 6:29 AM by drdocument
mwa102464 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I just added RAM to my late 2006 iMac to 4GB of RAM , and downloaded Mac OSX Snow Leopard as well. There is an Xcode download as well as Optional Downloads when downloading OSX Leopard, should I bother to download these since I am going to now upgrade to Mountain Lion ?  I also would like to know if I should uninstall the older 10.4 that I had, as well as uninstallthe OSX Snow Leopard once I install Mountain lion. 

 

 

  Thanks,

 

MWA102464


iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8), need to reset master password
  • 1. Re: Older iMAC & Udating programs
    drdocument Level 4 Level 4 (2,995 points)
  • 2. Re: Older iMAC & Udating programs
    mwa102464 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did go forward and download the Xcode and Optional downloads,,, I believe I now update to the combo 10.68 and that gives me the Acess to the Appstore where I get the download to Mountain Lion 10.8 and then I can update to 10.82,,,, My question is can I uninstall any of the older programs like the 10.4 and Snow Leopard once I have the mountain Lion 10.82 in order to save space ????

     

     

      Thanks,

     

      MWA102464

  • 3. Re: Older iMAC & Udating programs
    drdocument Level 4 Level 4 (2,995 points)

    When you update to a new version of Mac OS the "old" version will be removed automatically.

     

    You do not need Xcode unless you have applications which specifically require it. Same with optional downloads.

     

    In your earlier post you wrote that your iMac is "late 2006." Are you sure it is compatible with Mountain Lion (10.8)? The system requirements for Mountain Lion seem to suggest otherwise.

  • 4. Re: Older iMAC & Udating programs
    mwa102464 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dang it, looks like I cant, my system is a late 2006 20"iMac,,, thank you, I guess I am done at Snow leopard, this *****. This computer was in storage, purchased brand new in 07 and only used for 3 weeks and then had to go into storage, there is nothing n it hardly, so I wanted to update it as far as I could get it.. Looks like the buck stops at Snow leopard,, I thought once I ugraded the memory to 4GB of RAM I could take it to Mountain Lion, so I was told anyways, thank you drdcocument

  • 5. Re: Older iMAC & Udating programs
    mwa102464 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have to make sure the system is an 06 and not an 07 now to make sure

  • 6. Re: Older iMAC & Udating programs
    drdocument Level 4 Level 4 (2,995 points)

    Not sure, but you might be able to install Lion (10.7). Check here.

  • 7. Re: Older iMAC & Udating programs
    MWA1024 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My iMac Specs =

     

     

      Model Name:          iMac

      Model Identifier:          iMac5,1

      Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo

      Processor Speed:          2.16 GHz

      Number Of Processors:          1

      Total Number Of Cores:          2

      L2 Cache:          4 MB

      Memory:          4 GB

      Bus Speed:          667 MHz

      Boot ROM Version:          IM51.0090.B09

      SMC Version (system):          1.9f4

      Serial Number (system):          xxxxxxxxxxxx

      Hardware UUID:          0xxxxxxxxxxx

     

    I've been told a few different things, by different people, so I'm posting my iMac Specs so someone can answer my question, it's simple, can I upgrade any further with ? Lion or Mountain Lion ? System is a late 2006 currently running Mac OS X

     

    Thanks

    MWA102464

  • 8. Re: Older iMAC & Udating programs
    drdocument Level 4 Level 4 (2,995 points)

    According to this your iMac5,1 can run Lion (10.7.5) but not Mountain Lion (10.8).

  • 9. Re: Older iMAC & Udating programs
    MWA1024 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was told by Apple that I'm better off staying with Snow Leopard,,, Lion would only give me iCloud and a few other things and needs more RAM to run, and once my system starts using up some of the RAM I have it would run slower since Lion  needs more RAM to operate. I guess I will have to stick with the Snow Leopard I just bought and the 4 GB of RAM I just added and run like this until I can afford to upgrade to a new iMac. Thanks for all the help drd appreciate everything you helped me with.

  • 10. Re: Older iMAC & Udating programs
    drdocument Level 4 Level 4 (2,995 points)

    Congrats on a choice that works for you. We have several Macs, and two of them are a older PPC iMacs, running 10.4 (Tiger), but they serve their purpose.