Snow Leopard on White iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bumzo1, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    I have an older White iMac with a 1.83ghz CD that is just sitting there not being used and it makes me kinda sad but it is running tiger and I can't use it for much. Do you think I will be able to run Snow Leopard on it speed wise? (I have a Family pack upgrade disk) I would probably use it for things like iChat, Safari and iTunes.
  2. MTI macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2009
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Your 2gb of ram make it a great candidate for either Leopard or SL. Why didn't you upgrade to Leopard previously?
  3. dmelgar macrumors 68000

    Apr 29, 2005
    I have an original white macbook that sounds equivalent. Runs Snow Leopard fine. In fact, its not much slower than my brand new macbook pro. Why would you leave it around unused? If nothing else, sell it. Its still a very powerful very useful machine.
  4. bumzo1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    Because I received it as a hand me down and only used it for about 4-5 months before I got my new iMac and during that time I was saving my pennies to pay for the new one.
  5. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2007
    Know anyone that needs it? It's a pain having more than one computer to use. Your white one is a very nice computer though - most people could easily use it as their main computer.
  6. js81 macrumors 65816


    Dec 31, 2008
    I have a similar white iMac (though mine is 2.0 C2D) and it runs SL great. Big improvement over Leopard on it. :)
  7. czachorski macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    I just bought a 20" CD intel iMac from Craigslist for $600 and thought it was a steal. If you're not using it, sell it, and buy yourself other toys. :)
  8. Tyr. macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2007
    Antwerp, Belgium
    My girlfriend's running one of those with SL, it'll be fine.
  9. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    I have a white imac running Tiger and I'm going to upgrade it to SL. :cool: The dude in the Apple shop said its possible and will run great:D
  10. mac-slap-happy macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2007
    I have SL running on a white CD1.8 iMac (not a C2D) with 1.5GB RAM.

    Runs great - really quick to be honest.

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