3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 8, 2013 10:41 AM by BDAqua
nightowl1953 Level 1 (0 points)

how can i upgrade my mac os x from 10.4 to 10.6 or higher if my mac will handle it

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Niel Level 10 (298,740 points)

    Choose About this Mac from the Apple menu, check that it has an Intel CPU and at least 1GB of RAM, and buy a Mac OS X 10.6 DVD from the online Apple Store.



  • nightowl1953 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello, Can the ram be changed i this unit. It is a mac mini. Or is it a sealed unit. Only has 512mb of ram

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    We need to know which Mini...


    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac.


    Then click on More Info>Hardware and report this upto but not including the Serial#...


    Hardware Overview:


      Machine Name:    Mac mini

      Machine Model:    PowerMac10,1

      CPU Type:    PowerPC G4  (1.2)

      Number Of CPUs:    1

      CPU Speed:    1.42 GHz

      L2 Cache (per CPU):    512 KB

      Memory:    512 MB

      Bus Speed:    167 MHz

      Boot ROM Version:    4.8.9f1


    The above Mini can go no higher than 10.5.8, but can hold 1GB of RAM.