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    Will my MacBook Pro upgrade to the latest OS X?

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    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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    Will my MacBook Pro upgrade to the latest OS X?
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    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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    Will my MacBook Pro upgrade to the latest OS X?
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    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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    Will my MacBook Pro upgrade to the latest OS X?
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    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.

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