Can I upgrade a MacBook to latest OS X?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by insomniacut, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. insomniacut, Sep 22, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2014

    insomniacut macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2014

    I've inherited an old MacBook, circa 2006. It has a 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 2 GB of RAM. It's currently running 10.4.11. I can't seem to update any software on the machine any longer - Flash Player, browser, etc. So can't even use it for simple things like streaming videos.

    I'm tempted to buy Snow Leopard (to get the App Store), and then upgrade to the latest OS.

    I don't plan to use the machine for any heavy - no gaming, no multimedia, video editing, etc. Just browsing, email and possibly using it as a TV (BBC iPlayer/Netflix, etc) in the study.

    Question is, am I hamstrung by the specs? And should I not bother?

    Thank you.

    PS - I presume the specs are the one on the left.
  2. AlexxRyzhkov macrumors regular

    May 17, 2014
    The latest OS that model can run is OS X Lion, and personally I would just stick with Snow Leopard, as it runs much faster on the older Macbooks
  3. insomniacut thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2014
    Thanks a lot. I managed to upgrade to Snow Leopard, and update all my applications. Is it worth upgrading to Lion, or shall I just still with what I have?
  4. Jkj12 macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2014
    The seven seas
    Stay with SL unless you really need something in Lion.

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