7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 21, 2013 8:11 AM by Eric Root
djohn15841 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a MacBook running OS X v10.6.8 and I'm trying to upgrade to Mouton Lion but I can"t download it from the app store. It says I need a intel core duo which i have. does anyone know whats happening here?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • steve359 Level 6 (13,357 points)

    Core 2 Duo is required.

  • WZZZ Level 6 (12,875 points)

    OS X Mountain Lion system requirements


    To install Mountain Lion, you need one of these Macs:


        iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)

        MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)

        MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)

        MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)

        Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)

        Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)

        Xserve (Early 2009)

  • Amy Teerman Level 1 (5 points)

    I have a macbook from August 2007.  Core2 Duo, 2Ghz processor.  Does this mean I cannot upgrade to the OS required to run itunes 11?  Isnt itunes 11 required to sync iOS7 to your Mac?  In other words, if I update my phone, will I have to buy a new computer when this one runs perfectly?

  • Eric Root Level 9 (50,537 points)

    Check that your computer is compatible with Mountain Lion.

    To check the model number hold down the option/alt key, go to the Apple menu and select System Information.


    • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) model number 5,1 or higher
    • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) model number 3,1 or higher

    Your Mac needs:

    • OS X v10.6.8 or OS X Lion already installed
    • 2 GB or more of memory (More is better - 4 GB minimum seems to be the consensus)
    • 8 GB or more of available space


    If your computer isn't compatible, you might be able to upgrade to Lion. 



    Check to make sure your applications are compatible. PowerPC applications are no longer supported.      


    Application Compatibility


    You can also check which applications are PowerPC by going to the  menu, select About this Mac, click on More info…, then click System Report and select Software/Applications.


  • Eric Root Level 9 (50,537 points)

    iTunes 11.1 runs in Snow Leopard. I installed it yesterday.


    iiTunes 11.1.0

  • WZZZ Level 6 (12,875 points)

    Your Mac needs:


        OS X v10.6.8 or OS X Lion already installed

    Nope. You can go to ML directly from Snow Leopard, 10.6.8. From there, you can purchase and download it from the App Store.  EDIT sorry, didn't see the Snow part of your post.


    Besides that, I already posted the System requirements, directly from Apple.




    Message was edited by: WZZZ

  • Eric Root Level 9 (50,537 points)

    I saw that, but I have noticed a lot of people don't really know the age of their Mac. They either don't remember when they bought it or while they bought it in 2008 (for example), the computer is really a 2007 model. The model number tells you when it was actually manufactured.