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Can I upgrade this Mac to Mountain Lion?


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Hello-
I am running OS 10.5.8 on the Mac described in the image below.

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Can anyone please tell me if I can upgrade this machine to Mountain Lion? Thank you.
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Your image is not showing. How did you upload it?
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Image link is not working. You could just tell us what model Mac-Mini it is. For starters...what cpu does it have?

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I am trying to use the image icon in the post dialogue box that asks for the URL. I can't seem to get it to work.
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It's a MacBook 5.1
Intel Core 2 Duo
2 Ghz processor speed
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It's a MacBook 5.1
Intel Core 2 Duo
2 Ghz processor speed
Yeah...I got confused above when I mentioned "Mac-Mini"!

If you have a MacBook 5,1...then yes I'm happy to say...it can be upgraded to Mountain Lion (OS 10.8).

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Great. Thanks for your help.
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Great. Thanks for your help.
You're welcome!

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- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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First up purchase Snow Leopard from Apple Online for $20.00, update to OS X.6.8 and then into the App Store and download Mountain Lion.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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I would *strongly* recommend maxing out the RAM to 8GB. A cheap upgrade that will make a *world* of difference both overall and specifically for running Mountain Lion:

MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (Unibody) Specs (Late 2008 Aluminum, MB466LL/A, MacBook5,1, A1278, 2254) @ EveryMac.com

Pay attention to the caveat on that page about upgrading beyond 6GB of RAM.
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