Can I install Mountion Lion on a Macbook 2,1 with Ram Upgrade?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Jonathanp55, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2012
    So I have a Macbook 2,1 I want to install ML on, and I upgraded the Ram to 4GB. Can I install ML and will it run OK?
  2. macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2012
    I don't think Mountain Lion supports that model, unfortunately. The culprit is probably the GMA 950 video card.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2012
    Not even with 4GB of ram ): How about Lion at least?
  4. macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2010
    My dorm room
    I've got a MBP 3,1 with 4gigs of RAM. I've been wondering the same; I think technically, my machine will support it, but I don't know if the whole experience will be a good one. Lion currently runs well, a little slow, but well. I don't want to end up in a similar spot like I did with my iPhone 3G, which technically ran iOS 4, but was very slow doing it.
  5. macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    Even if it can support 16GB, as of now, ML is not supported on MB 1,1 up to MB 4,1.
  6. macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2012
    I think that will work with Mountain Lion. I wouldn't worry about performance as it seems to be better than Lion across the board.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
    There have been several guides posted concerning this. If you search GUIDE under "search this forum" as pictured below and scroll through you will find a variety of guides attempting to get Mountain Lion to run on old unsupported Macs. Depending on how skilled you are though, it might be better for you to just keep your Mac at the latest supported version of OS X. I'm sure the posts in the threads will help you get a better idea of how your MacBook might handle it though.

  8. macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2012
    Mahmood Hasan

    I've MB 3,1 with 2GB RAM & V. OS X 10.6.8.; also have iPad 3 with iOS 6 and iPhone 4 with iOS 6.
    Nov 2012 Macworld (UK) says with "OS X 10.6 or later...a late 2008 MacBook...; or an iPhone or iPad... upgraded to iOS 6 ... installing Mountain Lion is no-brainer" (p. 31). But how? What are the steps to follow? The link suggested by MW leads to nothing. Can anybody help?

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