Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 5:09 AM (in response to iainrhill)
My Mac is early 2008 and seem to be getting the same deal. It seems like I only missed out by a few months Is there anyway we can work around? Help
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2012 8:12 AM (in response to switch to mac)
OS X Mountain Lion system requirements
To install Mountain Lion, you need one of these Macs:
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
I have a 2007 MacBook and also can upgrade to Mountain Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2012 8:17 AM (in response to iainrhill)
You may want to call Apple Sales 1-800-MY-APPLE and go from there to see why it's not compatible. I would assume Apple can help verify your serial number and other details to help explain.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2012 8:23 AM (in response to keg55)
Thanks Ken, in my case is because my 2007 MacBook is not made with Aluminum, (which only Late 2008 or newer are)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2012 9:02 AM (in response to iainrhill)
Then it must not be a late 2007 model. I have one, a late model 2007 MacBook Pro and ML works on it.
It's not when you bought the Mac, it's when the model was introduced.
You need at least a MacBook Pro 3.1.
Use the Apple Menu's, "About This Mac," then press the "More Info" button, then press the "System Report" button, look for the model identifier.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to Lanny)
Hi Lanny, I also have a true late 2007 Macbook Pro (model 3.1) - It currently runs 10.7 and I'd like to upgrade to 10.8 ML but have wondered if there'll be much of a performance downgrade - I do have RAM maxed to 4Gb. How well is yours performing? Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 3:03 PM (in response to sengler)
Mountain Lion runs just as good, if not better, than Lion. Lion was like the unfinished version of Mountain Lion.
You haven't max'd out your RAM though, I'm running 6 Gigs. I recommend that you visit OWC, if you're interested in maxing it out: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/MacBook/Pro/Core2/
I have also noticed that my mac runs alot cooler than it did with Snow Leopard. I didn't notice that with Lion, but chose to run Snow Leopard in lieu of Lion.