3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 31, 2013 9:11 AM by Niel
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Hardware Overview:


  Model Name:    iMac

  Model Identifier:    iMac5,1

  Processor Name:    Intel Core 2 Duo

  Processor Speed:    2 GHz

  Number Of Processors:    1

  Total Number Of Cores:    2

  L2 Cache (per processor):    4 MB

  Memory:    1 GB

  Bus Speed:    667 MHz

  Boot ROM Version:    IM51.0090.B09

  SMC Version:    1.8f2


We've had this iMac since 2006. We really enjoy everything our iMac have to offer, however we haven't ever upgraded from Tiger since we got the Mac. I don't know why, we just never got around to it. But we really seem to need to now, as a lot of things on our browsers don't run as well, and other issues. We just simply need to upgrade.


I'm not sure if we can upgrade to Lion or not. I guess that's why I am here. Above, I have our hardware specs listed, hopefully that can show you if I can upgrade or not. If Lion is out of the question, is Snow Leopard at least something we can upgrade to? I'm just not really sure what we all need to do at this point. When we upgrade to whichever OS we are upgrading to, do we have to do anything as far as backing up our memory? We have some very improtant stuff on here that we don't want to lose.


And if our iMac is incapable of upgrading OS, I'm sorry but we simply can't afford purchasing another iMac at this time.


Thanks for reading. Hopefully we can upgrade easily.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)