2007 Core2Duo iMac: help and questions

Racineur

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Jun 11, 2013
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Hello to you all, I'm writing on behalf of a friend who still uses a 2 GHZ Core2Duo iMac / 1 gig Ram / Snow Leopard. She mostly does browsing and email. She's on Facebook and some time one or two years ago Safari couldn't show Facebook pages properly so I found an old version of Firefox that could. Yeah could but 1 out of 2 times and freezes then beachball. Same for other sites the like of lottery results and email with pictures and so on. I thought I would upgrade the memory to 4 gig which is the max this iMac can take. My friend has started to hate her dinosaur! Question: is it worth upgrading the RAM ? What problems would it solve? My friend would like to go the iPad way now. I'm not sure. A 2017 iMac or a used or refurbished one? Money is an object...
Tanks in advance for your hints and help :apple:
 

Racineur

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Jun 11, 2013
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Montréal, Québec
Hello again. Thanks EugW. The link you provide (should have provided it in the first place) points to the exact iMac. I visited OWC site and found the 6 GB kit but since I'm in Canada, it would be around 135$. Very reasonable price anyhow. I will probably do that. But how to instal El Capitan from Snow Leopard? Didn't Apple stop signing EC? I wonder: wouldn't it be "enough" for the Core2Duo to go Mavericks instead?
Thanks mucho
 

EugW

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Hello again. Thanks EugW. The link you provide (should have provided it in the first place) points to the exact iMac. I visited OWC site and found the 6 GB kit but since I'm in Canada, it would be around 135$. Very reasonable price anyhow. I will probably do that. But how to instal El Capitan from Snow Leopard? Didn't Apple stop signing EC? I wonder: wouldn't it be "enough" for the Core2Duo to go Mavericks instead?
Thanks mucho
How to get El Capitan: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT206886

AFAIK, Apple Photos doesn't run on Mavericks.

Plus, you can send texts and make phone calls in El Capitan if you have an iPhone.
 

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