Should I update from OS X 10.6.8?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by GASGASGAS, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. GASGASGAS macrumors newbie

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    If so, how much of an update will the machine stand?

    It's a 27' desktop, iMac 11,3 with 3.2 GHz i3, 4GB 13333MHz DDR3
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you are using that iMac on the Internet, yes you should update because Snow Leopard is no longer receiving security updates.

    That iMac can easily run the free Mavericks OS X update.
     
  3. rambo47 macrumors 6502a

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    Mavericks runs superbly on my 2010 iMac (12 GB RAM, 2.93 MHz processor) and was a nice upgrade from Mountain Lion. Mavericks seems smoother and more efficient.
     
  4. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    If you still use apps that need Rosetta, then don't update! Or make a different partition for a newer os X.
     
  5. thesimplelogic macrumors regular

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    I would recommend upgrading to Mavericks, as long as (like the previous poster stated) you don't need PPC applications. Your iMac will run fine - my C2D MacBook runs Mavericks quite well - perhaps if you find it a little bit slow you could ramp up the RAM to 8 GBs.
     
  6. fleshkopter macrumors newbie

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    I was hesitant to upgrade too, but curiosity got the best of me. I upgraded directly from Snow Lep with no trouble at all. I still have a snow leopard partition for the rare instance when i want to use a ppc app. On the whole, I'm very happy with Mavericks, it runs snappier than Snow Leopard, too! It only took a short time to adjust to the differences, many of which I was able to set to my liking anyway like the ugly dashboard background (set that to transparent). My only gripe is a small one and thats that when you sleep, screen goes dark immediately but the computer doesn't actually sleep for about 20 seconds. Lasty, be prepared to replace a few apps that no longer work under Mavericks - iPhoto for example. Oh yeah, running on 12,1 imac (mid 2011 2.8 gHz i7)
     

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