iMac: to buy or not to buy

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thesaz123, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. thesaz123 macrumors member

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    On my local craigslist I found a listing for a late-2006 24 inch iMac. It has a 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM, Nvidia Geforce 7300GT 128Mb, and OS X 10.7.5. The guy wants $200 for it, and is including the original keyboard, mouse, and box. I realize it's a 7 year old computer. It would be a secondary computer, as I have a 2012 MBP. Can this computer handle HD youtube (720p)? Can I play minecraft on it decently? Should I get it or stay away from it?
     
  2. Maomaomao macrumors newbie

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    I had 10.7 on a late 2009 MacBook and it ran so slow. I downgraded to SL and gave it to a friend.

    I wouldn't buy it.
     
  3. silvetti macrumors 6502a

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    What I can tell you is that I have a Mac Mini Early 2009 (core2duo 2.0) and it can play 1080p youtube (not higher... as 1440p and original).

    As far as Minecraft... I don't really think so, or maybe but with very low graphics...

    Mine has a diff gpu still...
    Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCI
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB

    Maybe that one is better.

    Checking by the model number and VRAM I don't think so... so I would skip that...
     
  4. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    I had a 2007 imac, base model. YouTube 720 yes, Minecraft NO.
     
  5. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a

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    You will need more RAM on it Processor might be ok to run Minecraft but Minecraft needs 4GB+ to run smoothly. I did run it on a C2D MacBook Pro before, similar specs but 8GB of RAM.
     

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