OSX On Macbook Pro?

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  1. iThink Apple macrumors 6502a

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    Can you install OSX on a 17" Macbook Pro 3,1
    2.4ghz Intel core 2 duo 4GB Ram?
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Yes.
     
  3. iThink Apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And the New Mountain Lion? TY :)
     
  4. TjeuV macrumors 6502

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    I don't think the requirement specs have been released yet ?
     
  5. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    OSX has been around since 2001. Take a guess.
     
  6. Zakoth macrumors member

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    I think that's the late 2007 model? If so you can just get it to run.
     
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    I don't know about ML, it's a developers beta and not a release version yet.
     
  8. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Which flavor?

    Cheetah/Puma
    Jaguar
    Panther
    Tiger
    Leopard
    Snow Leopard
    Lion
    Mountain Lion
     
  9. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    OSX has been around since 2001.
    OS9 was there till late 2000.

    If you are talking about the new 10.8 ML, we don't know.
    But with late 2007 MBP, Lion lags a bit compared to one's with i5/i7s.

    We will know soon for the specs but it might be heavy.
    I prefer you get a SSD and more RAM.
     
  10. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    You can do Lion but half your memory could theoretically be tied into the system itself as it seems Lion is a little more memory heavy that previous OS X versions. If you already are maxing the 4GB of RAM with what you do, getting 8 GB (which I believe your system supports) for $35-45 is well worth it IMO.
     
  11. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    His system only support up to 6GB, 1x4 and 1x2. Not 8, it will not even boot with 8 installed.

    He can run Lion okay on it, I wouldn't expect Mountain Lion to perform as well.
     
  12. iThink Apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I installed Mountain Lion DP 2 and it runs pretty well! Any ways i'm selling this on ebay ;)
     

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