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throwbacki Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 2, 2013 12:44 AM

Based on others questions that have already been asked I believe that I can order and install 10.6 via disc. Has anyone done that and run into problems that made them wish they hadn't? The only problems I have with my good old 10.4 result when providers like Yahoo and Google upgrade their systems and leave me behind or degrade my features. I have a current Imac and this is a backup machine, so I can live with 10.4 rather than add problems if I have to.

 

Thanks.

24" Imac Intel, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Nov 2, 2013 12:55 AM (in response to throwbacki)

    Hello,

     

    My mid 2007 iMac runs 10.5.8, 10.6.8, 10.75., 10.8.5, & 10.9.0 just fine, depending on what apps you need to run...

     

    So we know more about it...

     

    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac, then click on More Info, then click on Hardware> and report this upto but not including the Serial#...

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: iMac

    Model Identifier: iMac7,1

    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz

    Number Of Processors: 1

    Total Number Of Cores: 2

    L2 Cache: 4 MB

    Memory: 6 GB

    Bus Speed: 800 MHz

    Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03

    SMC Version (system): 1.21f4

     

    Snow Leopard/10.6.x Requirements...

     

    General requirements

       * Mac computer with an Intel processor

        * 1GB of memory (I say 4GB at least, more if you can afford it)

        * 5GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)

        * DVD drive for installation

        * Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.

        * Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.

     

    Which apps work with Mac OS X 10.6?...

     

    http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/

    It's been pulled from the online store & Apple Stores, so you have to call Apple to buy it, last I heard.

    Buy Snow Leopard > http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard

    Call Apple Sales...in the US: 1-800-MY-APPLE. Or Support... 1-800-275-2273

     

    Other countries...

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HE57

     

    It looks like they might still have it...

     

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573Z/A?fnode=MTY1NDAzOA

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Nov 3, 2013 10:08 AM (in response to throwbacki)

    Well, my GF found 10.6.8 unbearably slow on her iMac 2.16 Ghz with 4 GB of RAM, of which it can really only use 3 GB, but matched pairs of 2*2 GB are a bit faster than 1 GB + 2GB.

     

    All she used it for was Internet & eMail.

     

    Still, if you wish to upgrade the RAM it's very easy & I can show you exactly what is needed.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Nov 3, 2013 3:04 PM (in response to throwbacki)

    Well, this RAM would do fine also...

     

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/5300DDR2S4GP/

     

    Install Videos...

     

    http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/imac_intel_white_mem/

     

    That & the 10.6 Disc will get you up, more modern things will be available, but yes, I think you'll find it not as fast as 10.4.11

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