4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2013 9:46 PM by amyeir
amyeir Level 1 Level 1

I've been reading and it sounds like the best I can do is update the software to Lion and order additional 3 GB of memory - but is that enough to run Lion? Or am I better off just upgrading to snow leopard?   Also, if upgrading how do I do a backup or could I take imac to the local Apple Store and they could help?  I inherited this imac and I love it but I know technical support, etc. has expired so not sure what help I can get? 


Hardware Overview:


  Model Name:          iMac

  Model Identifier:          iMac6,1

  Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo

  Processor Speed:          2.16 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:          IM61.0093.B07

  SMC Version:          1.10f2

iMac, iOS 6.1
Reply by Allan Eckert on Feb 6, 2013 8:27 PM Helpful

In order to get to Lion, you will have to upgrade to Snow Leopard first.


Your iMac 6,1 can only be upgraded to Lion.



Reply by Allan Eckert on Feb 6, 2013 9:16 PM Helpful

The minium is 2 GB for Lion. I have a MacBook Pro that runs Lion with only 2 GB without any problems.



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