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    What OS can I run?

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    What OS can I run?
    I am picking up a late 2006 2.33 ghz intel core 2 duo imac. What is the
    most recent version of the OS that I can run?
    Thanks!

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    What OS can I run?
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    What OS can I run?

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    Great, just what I wanted to hear! Thanks

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    What OS can I run?
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    The key is Core2Duo. If your machine had a Core Duo without the 2, then Lion would not install.

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    What OS can I run?

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    g4 ibook 1.2/512 leopard, 2007 MacBook 2.0 c2d lion, 20" imac 1.8 cd , 2010 mac mini
    not that i plan on doing it soon, i wonder if lion can be made to run on a core duo kinda like leopard was able to run on a powerbook not meeting the minimum specs with a few mods. I am perfectally happy with snow leopard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonito View Post
    I am picking up a late 2006 2.33 ghz intel core 2 duo imac. What is the
    most recent version of the OS that I can run?
    What OS is on it now? You will need 10.6.7(I think - ie: 10.6.6 won't work) to access the App Store if you want to download Lion.

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    What OS can I run?
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    Did you ever get lion installed? If so, how is it working?

    I also have a late 2006 model computer currently running 10.6.8. It is a core2duo and has 2 GB RAM. I know I meet the minimum requirements to install Lion, but I'm wondering if it would be too much for my old machine.

    I'm content with snow leopard, but I may add lion to my Xmas list if there isn't a decrease in performance.

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    What OS can I run?

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    You may want to upgrade to 4 GB of RAM. If it's compatible with the RAM on the 2010 MBP, I can sell you 4 GB for about 30 bucks. Sometimes when something just meets the requirements, you may experience a slow down. Maybe not too noticeable. But it will probably be there.

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    What OS can I run?
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    2006 Macbook Pro 15.4" glossy screen, 2.16 ghz, 640 gb, 2 gb ram
    Quote Originally Posted by kribensis12 View Post
    You may want to upgrade to 4 GB of RAM. If it's compatible with the RAM on the 2010 MBP, I can sell you 4 GB for about 30 bucks. Sometimes when something just meets the requirements, you may experience a slow down. Maybe not too noticeable. But it will probably be there.
    I've already maxed out my computer's compatibility with 2 GB of RAM. That's my concern.

    If upgrading the RAM was an option I'd do it in a heartbeat.

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