8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 5, 2012 8:53 AM by roroco1
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What do I need to do to upgrade from OS 10.6.8 to the latest Mac OS on a 24" iMac?


iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iOS 5.1.1
Solved by roroco1 on Oct 5, 2012 8:33 AM Solved
I appreciate the information. I really should have asked if I can do a direct upgrade from OOS 10.6.8? What do I need to buy?
Reply by cbs20 on Oct 5, 2012 8:17 AM Helpful
The minumum requirement for Mountain Lion is 2GB of RAM, but You should have at least 4GB for it to run smoothly. Also, have at least 20% of free harddrive space for proper operation. Make sure all applications are compatible using www.roaringapps.com. And finally make sure you have a backup before upgrading.
Reply by babowa on Oct 5, 2012 8:23 AM Helpful
Then you should be fine; do note the other suggestion re. RAM - depending on your workflow, 4 GB is a minimum; if you do any video editing/rendering or other intensive tasks, max out your RAM - OWC (macsales.com) has tested it with 6 GB) - in other words, the more the better the performance.

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