Mac 10.4.11...HELP!!

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  1. cbrat4life macrumors newbie

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    i have a imac that runs 10.4.11 and i want to update as much as possible..trying to install office and it says my system is to old....ugh...plz help:confused:
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Depending on the iMac, the latest version of Mac OS it can run is 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.6.8, 10.7.5, or the current version/10.9. What iMac do you have?
     
  3. cbrat4life thread starter macrumors newbie

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    10.4.11

    Overview:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03
    SMC Version: 1.20f4
    Serial Number: not telling
    :confused::confused:
    Does this help...
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, that does help. That iMac can currently run the latest verison of Mac OS X and 10.9. To do that, you need to get a Snow Leopard/10.6 disc from Apple and install that. Then you need to buy Mountain Lion/10.8 from the App Store. I also highly recommend upgrading your memory to 4GB as 10.8 and even 10.6 on 1GB of memory is a bit slow.
     
  5. cbrat4life thread starter macrumors newbie

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    do i have to have the disc to get snow leopard?? Do you know what the cost is?...is lion a update to leopard?
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, the disc is required. Snow Leopard costs $20 new from Apple. Then Mountain Lion is another $20. Lion is 10.7 and Leopard is 10.5. You can skip both of those, but Snow Leopard is needed to go to anything beyond it because it has access to the Mac App Store where you purchase and download 10.7+.
     
  7. cbrat4life thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you

    Thank you for the help....I almost paid apple 19$ to tell me that..:eek:..lol
     
  8. Thraun macrumors regular

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    Lion/Mtn Lion require 2GB RAM. You should be able to upgrade to 10.6 no problem, which is still more or less supported, but if you want to get current you'll need a RAM upgrade.
     

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