10 Replies Latest reply: Oct 3, 2012 12:16 PM by Grant Bennet-Alder
sumanfromhayes Level 1 Level 1

Can i upgrade mac proG5 10.3.9 to Snow Leopard 10.6 or Lion 10.7 ???


Mac Pro, iOS 4.3
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9

    To be certain what machine we are talking about, please cut and paste:

     

    About this Mac > ( More Info )

     

    it should look like this:

     

    Hardware Overview:

     

      Model Name:          Mac Pro

      Model Identifier:          MacPro4,1

      Processor Name:          Quad-Core Intel Xeon

      Processor Speed:          2.93 GHz

      Number Of Processors:          1

      Total Number Of Cores:          4

      L2 Cache (per core):          256 KB

      L3 Cache:          8 MB

      Memory:          6 GB

      Processor Interconnect Speed:          4.8 GT/s

      Boot ROM Version:          MP41.0081.B07

      SMC Version (system):          1.39f5

      SMC Version (processor tray):          1.39f5

      Serial Number (system):          E

     

    [do not post your serial number]

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10

    No. The farthest a G5 can go is 10.5.8.

     

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  • Niel Level 10 Level 10

    If it in fact is a Mac Pro(or any other Intel Mac), it wouldn't be running Mac OS X 10.3.9 unless it's a configuration which never got released to the public.

     

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  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9

    Yours is going to show in System Profilel: PowerMacX,,Y rather than MacPro.  there is no mac proG5.

     

    And Mac Pro never booted with less than 10.4.7

    so... you have to have a G5 and limited to 10.5.8, but really 10.5.8 was a better fit anyway.

     

    10.3.0 was when G5 Oct 2003 came out. Long ago and old.

     

    I have no idea where you would find 10.4.x or 10.5. though I am sure private parties that don't need those.

     

    June 2005 MacPro1,1 was in diapers and 10.4.1 was still having trouble getting off the ground (lack of LAN support)

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9

    Thanks, Neil!

    That detail eluded me.

  • sumanfromhayes Level 1 Level 1

    Hardware Overview:

     

      Machine Model:          Power Mac G5

      CPU Type:          PowerPC G5  (3.0)

      Number Of CPUs:          2

      CPU Speed:          2 GHz

      L2 Cache (per CPU):          512 KB

      Memory:          2.5 GB

      Bus Speed:          1 GHz

      Boot ROM Version:          5.1.8f7

  • gatonc Level 1 Level 1

    I have a similar question.  Can this Mac be upgraded to Snow Leopard?  I am behind the times and am trying to get to at least 10.6. 

     

    Model Name:          MacBook Pro

      Model Identifier:          MacBookPro5,1

      Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo

      Processor Speed:          2.4 GHz

      Number Of Processors:          1

      Total Number Of Cores:          2

      L2 Cache:          3 MB

      Memory:          2 GB

      Bus Speed:          1.07 GHz

      Boot ROM Version:          MBP51.007E.B06

      SMC Version (system):          1.33f8

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9

    If this is your MacBook Pro, introduced October 2008, you are good to go all the way through 10.8 Mountain Lion:

     

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2 .4-aluminum-15-late-2008-unibody-specs.html

  • gatonc Level 1 Level 1

    THanks.  That is my computer.  Can I skip straight to Mountain Lion or must I go through Snow leopard?

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9

    Lion 10.7 and Mountain Lion 10.8 are most readily available for download from the Mac App Store.

     

    The Mac App store is available in 10.6.6 and later.

     

    10.6.3 is available on DVD for purchase from the (national) Apple Online Store. It can then be updated through Software Update to 10.6.6 or 10.6.8. It is only available if you CALL them on the telephone to make arrangements. That is what I recommend you do.