7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2014 12:40 AM by Eric Dalzell
Eric Dalzell Level 2 (250 points)

Would like confirmation that I cannot load Mavericks on this Mac.  20inch Late 2006 running Lion 10.7.5 (11G63).  It also tells me that software is up to date. Memory is 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM .  Is there anything else to add, or should I consider a new Mac, ? 

 

          This one does all I need, just wonder if at 8 years old it might get Parkinsons or terminal Heart attack.........    Anyone got a working 2004 model ?

 

          Eric

  • stedman1 Level 9 (69,679 points)

    You can not run Mavericks on that model.

  • Eric Dalzell Level 2 (250 points)

              Thankyou stedman 1, that solved the first question.   Any comment on Ageing Macs ?, or maybe it's good for another 8 years before it gets wafted into the clouds....

     

              Eric

  • stedman1 Level 9 (69,679 points)

    You're welcome. I can't speak to the 2004 vintage Macs, as I was a late Mac adopter. However, my '06 MacBook Pro is still working fine, albeit with a long dead battery. My '07 iMac has been recently been upgraded to Mavericks and is doing just fine.

  • Eric Dalzell Level 2 (250 points)

    Thanks for the encouraging info on 8 year old Macs.    Will keep this one going until it starts to forget where it's been.    Seriously, though, anyone venture to suggest a retirement age ?       10  ----  12   ------ ?

     

              Eric

  • frazzm737 Level 3 (860 points)

    I have a 2005 iMac running Tiger that still works perfectly.  The Macs that I now use are newer models--I do like to keep up with the times, though can't bear to part with my first Mac.

  • petermac87 Level 5 (7,355 points)

    Run it at the latest OSX it can run, make sure you have the maximum amount of RAM you can install and keep at least 30% of your hard drive free. Also avois any Security, anti-virus and maintenance software. Running a copy of DiskWarrior would not do it any harm also. It may last many more years yet. I still have an old G4 running fine in the shed.

     

    Pete

  • Eric Dalzell Level 2 (250 points)

         Many thanks Pete and frazzm737, I think I can upgrade the RAM and will see if Disk Warrior will cure some of the odd stuff that happens.

     

                   On principle, I tend to agree with the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy.

     

              I also like to keep my first Mac from 1985  512k (with external 80k hard disc) Haven't plugged it in recently, but last time I tried it, it churned away ......  

     

                 Eric