I'm looking to upgrade the operating system on a mac mini. It's running Tiger 10.4.11 and i want to upgrade it to something newer and more secure. Snow Leopard is the highest it can go, but it doesn't meet the requirements for some of the key features, such as the 64bit processing nor the OpenCL. So i'm unsure if snow leopard will run smooth on my mac. Any info at all would be nice.
it's an early 2006 mac mini
Processor - 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo
Memory - 1GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics - Intel GMA 950 - VRAM: 64MB of shared system memory
it has plenty hard drive space
Thanks for reading
I wouldn't worry about upgrading to Snow Leopard. It's hardly worth it considering how slowly it would run on your hardware. Go to Leopard instead which should be a little better than Tiger. Also, if you were to run Snow Leopard you would need to double your RAM at the very least. The big bottleneck with Snow Leopard would be your video processor.
My suggestion is you buy a new machine.
Thanks Kappy. If i could get your help a second time, i read this requirement from the Leopard Technical Specifications page,
Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor
my processor shows a Bus Speed of 667MHz which seems slower than 867MHz, am i wrong? or will my processor work?