Can my MAC run Snow Leopard..?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by peresz, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. peresz macrumors newbie

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    I have an older Macbook running OSX 10.4.11
    1.83 GHZ Intel Core Duo
    512 MB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM

    Would this configuration be possible to upgrade to Snow Leopard, even though that requires 1GB ram?
    If so, how smoothly will it run?
    thanks
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    It will run, but the 512Mb of ram would make it run very slowly. I suggest upgrading your Macbook to its maximum of 2Gb.
     
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    General requirements, according to CNET are:

    The basic requirements for Snow Leopard are as follows:
    An Apple computer with an Intel Processor
    1GB of Memory (RAM)
    5GB of hard drive space (Storage)
    DVD drive for installation

    So basically, you should add more RAM if you can. Otherwise, it'll probably run rather slow.
     
  4. peresz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What if I upgraded to just Leopard?
    I think that one needs only 512mb of ram
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Leopard would work, but its not supported by Apple anymore. It's also getting hard to find.
     
  6. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    A 2 GB stick at OWC only costs $29, probably a bit cheaper elsewhere. Snow Leopard retail discs cost quite a bit. Too much IMO.
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It's still possible to get Snow Leopard discs from Apple for $29. http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573Z/A
    To the OP: Upgrading the RAM will make a huge difference in computer performance even if you don't upgrade the operating system.
     
  8. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    You're right. I meant to say the Leopard discs are expensive. Sorry for the confusion.
     

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