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Discussion in 'macOS' started by Steve hoppy, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Steve hoppy macrumors newbie

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    What is the latest version osx for this imac.

    Model Name: iMac

    Model Identifier: iMac5,1

    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz

    Number Of Processors: 1

    Total Number Of Cores: 2

    L2 Cache: 4 MB

    Memory: 2 GB

    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    With 2GB RAM, the max OS is Lion (10.7.5).

    However Lion is a massive resource hog and IMO is the worst OS Apple have released in the last decade. I'd recommend sticking/upgrading to Snow Leopard (10.6.8) as it's far smoother on your machine and a lot more stable.
     
  3. Steve hoppy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much for the reply,how could i upgrade my mac to get a more up to date OS ?
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Unfortunately you can't. The OS limitation comes from a combination of many things and you can't upgrade the hardware to fix that. There are some ways to 'hack' a newer OS iteration onto unsupported Macs, but the performance is so poor that it's not worth the effort.

    The only thing to do would be buying a newer Mac I'm afraid.
     
  5. Steve hoppy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Exactly what i expected ....oh well thx for your answers.
     

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