OS X Mountain Lion 10.8?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Curtis 92, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2009
    Will Mountain Lion run on a early 09 MacBook White, Intel Core 2 Duo?
  2. Sluggyman, Feb 16, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 16, 2012

    macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2011
    Its says only 2.2GHz and 2.4Ghz for the MBP 15" and it does say a year. Mine is a early 2.0GHz so do you think that would work?
  3. macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
    i'm wondering if this new os will will run on a imac 2.0 core 2 duo
  4. r0k
    macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Snow Leopard didn't "raise the bar" for Intel Macs above what Leopard already required. It did however end the ability to run the latest OS X on pre-Intel Macs. I would expect ML to run on the collection of old Intel minis (with RAM upgraded to 2 GB) I have running Lion right now.
  5. macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    @OP The seed note states 10.8 is for 64-bit machines only (currently). Given the fact that the MacBook is dead, I don't believe Apple will support it. But who knows.
  6. macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2008
    What doe the minimum specs say it will work on? Is there a copy and paste someone could do?
  7. MaxMike, Feb 16, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2012

    macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2009
    As long as the Mac is using a Core 2 Duo processor, then it will work. While the Core Duo was 32-bit (can only go up to Snow Leopard), the Core 2 Duo is 64-bit, the requirement for Lion. Also, I think they have to keep supporting the Core 2 Duo for a while since tons of machines made by Apple used the Core 2 Duo up until about a year ago until everything switched over to the Core-i series.

    EDIT: Seems like its reported that machines with Intel GMA 950, Intel X3100, or ATI X1600 graphics will not be able to run Mountain Lion. So that may stop the upgradability of any MacBook that was made earlier than late 2008 when it was updated to the NVIDIA 9400M. Original thread here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1325071

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