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HT1531 can i upgrade from power pc to intel

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Jan 15, 2013 2:15 PM

wanted to upgrade to the 10.7 but have power pc proccesor i got bought the 10.6.3 but it told me i need a intel proccesor and wanted to see  if i can upgrade that

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), powerpc
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,480 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 2:18 PM (in response to test38)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    If you have a PowerPC-based Mac, you can't change it to an Intel one. The difference is the processor, that are from different architectures. PowerPC was discontinued in 2005, and now Macs only use Intel processor. Also, you can't change a PowerPC processor by an Intel processor because you will have to change the whole Mac

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