MacBook MC240LL/A Question

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  1. 420benz macrumors 6502

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    This MB came with OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard. Some Apps. need 10.9 to install.Can i install 10.9 if so How?
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    If you're running 10.6.8, open the App Store and pick the version of OSX you want to install.
     
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    You would only have the choice for 10.9 (that is Mavericks, by the way), if you have previously purchased Mavericks. It would be under your App Store/Purchased tab. If you have never purchased any OS X version through the App Store, then you would have only one OS X version available to you as a download - El Capitan. (OS X 10.11.3)

    Yes, fewer current apps will still work with the older OS X versions. Some even require that you update to El Capitan, which you can certainly do from the App Store.
    You would want to make sure that you have enough RAM installed (your MacBook (Mid-2009) can be upgraded to 6GB maximum), and that your hard drive is in good condition. Replacing a spinning hard drive with an SSD is an even better plan :D and quite easy to do on your MacBook.
     
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    I have no clue on how to do this.
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    Which one?
     

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    And, a really large download (6.2GB).

    You can also click on the Updates tab, which will also show you that upgrade to El Capitan.

    You still need to know that you have enough RAM to do that upgrade.
    How much RAM do you have installed now?
     
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    2GB
     
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    If you upgrade to El Capitan - which you could certainly do now - I suggest - no, I urge you to do one of two things.

    Upgrade your RAM.
    Upgrade to an SSD.
    Doing both would be even better.
     
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    I suspect that your MacBook is older than you think.
    Just to double check what you have….
    Go to the Apple menu, About this Mac, then click on the More Info button
    That will bring up your System Profiler.

    In the Hardware tab (Hardware Overview), what is listed for Model Identifier?
    Should be something like: MacBook5,1
    Yours may be different, so need to know exactly what you see there

    That same page also shows your RAM installed - verify that it shows 2GB there.
     
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    That's what I expected.
    You have exactly the same one that I am using here.
    It's an Early 2008 Macbook.
    Your order number would be more correct as MB403LL/A (not the MC240LL/A that you originally posted)
    Your serial number starts W8828 - mine starts W8829 - so same processor, and manufactured close at about the same time.
    Bottom line - your newest OS X version is 10.7.5 (Lion)
    Anything newer is not supported.
    So, there's your real "bummer" :(

    You CAN upgrade your RAM to 4GB, but the newer software that you want, may not be possible, at least on your old MacBook.
     
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    This is what i found. It doesnt say if it will fit my MB.
     

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    I think its time to return this MB,I only have for 2 days.
     
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    It doesn't sound like you received the same item that the seller was advertised.
     
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    Thanks to you guys,i now know what to buy.Thanks to all.
     

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