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    Sep 14, 2011
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    MacBookPro (Mac OS 10.6.8, 2.33Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 320GB Disk)
    Question Will my MacBook Pro upgrade to the latest OS X?
    I have a second-hand MacBook Pro running MacOS 10.6.8 and am interested in upgrading the OS. I found Apple - Upgrade your Mac to OS*X*Mavericks. but am unclear on the first step so I have not done anything. The first step is to verify that my hardware will support the OS. I opened the "About This Mac" window but the web page talks in terms of "Late 2008 Aluminum", etc. It's kind of got an aluminum case but I have no idea how old the hardware is. How do I know whether my hardware will support the upgrade?

    Here's what's in my About My Mac window:

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    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Unfortunately not even close. Max./newest OS for this computer is 10.7.5. Newest OS at the moment is 10.9.x (2 OS versions newer). Sorry.

    And just so you know…this is a "Late 2006" MacBook Pro.

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    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    What really gets in the way of a Mac like that not running Mavericks is the video card/Chipset. That is what keeps most White Macbooks from running either Snow Leopard or Mavericks.

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    Slydude's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 15, 2009
    North Louisiana, USA
    2.8 GHz 2008 MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 8+, 2015 iMac 16 GB 10.13 beta
    The MacTracker application says that the maximum OS for that machine is 10.7.5. In either case maxing out the memory wouldn't be a bad idea. Officially the memory limit is 3 GB but this page seems to suggest that 4 GB can be recognized.

    Beaten to the punch by two guys. I'm getting really slow.

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