OSX upgrade late 2007 macbook

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  1. sailor720 macrumors newbie

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    I have a late 07 macbook, 2ghz, 2gb ram running 10.5.8. I am starting to run into issues with being unable to run flash as chrome no longer supports 10.5 so I am thinking of upgrading. I can buy snow leopard for $20 and get another year or two out of my computer, is there any reason to buy lion or mountain lion for this machine? I am currently on a tight budget so a new machine isn't affordable for a while. I wasn't having any issues with leopard until it stopped being supported and don't do anything more intensive than office stuff, iphoto, browsing and music.
    Also will I be able to clean install snow lion from the disk I buy without my leopard disk, which is currently mia?
    thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You could get more RAM, but that RAM gets expensive, since it is no longer mass produced.

    Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard would be the best Mac OS X upgrade, stay away from Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (if supported), as they should have at least 4 GB of RAM.

     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    You won't be able to run Mountain Lion on the Macbook, Lion is the last version of Mac OS X it can run. If you're going to upgrade to Lion, you'll have to get the Snow Leopard disc in order to install it.

    4GB of PC2-5300 is very cheap. Its price is still falling and is currently around $30 for 2x2GB sticks.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Oh, then I was looking wrong earlier, where I looked on Newegg and Amazon for DDR2 SO-DIMM modules and a 4 GB one cost 60 USD or more and two 2 GB sticks cost 48 USD.
     

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