HELP!!!! I need help upgrading!!

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  1. jthree33, Feb 9, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2015

    jthree33 macrumors newbie

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    I'm a novice with 2 old iMacs, running OS X 10.6.8 (snow leopard) and I'd like some advice on how to upgrade. I can't download Yosemite via the site, assuming it's because of minimum system requirements. Software update says there are no updates for me at this time. What can I do?

    The First Imac is:
    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz


    The second is:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac6,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz


    What are my options? Any help appreciated!!!!!!!

    TIA
     
  2. prisstratton macrumors 6502

    prisstratton

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    Winnipeg
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    The maximum that you can install on both systems is Lion (OS X 10.7).

    See specs. and info for you iMac 5.1 system here:

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-2-duo-2.16-20-inch-specs.html

    See specs. and info for you iMac 6.1 system here:

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-2-duo-2.16-24-inch-specs.html

    (Maximum installable operating system is listed towards the bottom of these pages).

    Seeing as your iMac 5.1 only has 1 GB RAM I would maybe hold off on trying to upgrade it.

    See minimum system requirements here:

    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202328

    Lion was available for purchase through the App Store.
     
  3. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

    MacGizmo

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    With only 1GB and 2GB of RAM installed on those Macs, you're best bet is staying right where you are.
     
  4. jthree33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just need to get them up to icloud. I wonder if I move up to Lion if I would be able to upgrade from there as well?

    Thanks for your advice!!
     

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