Upgrading my 5 year old MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thejimib, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. thejimib macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,
    Firstly I'm sure this has been covered before so please don't get angry at me, there's so many posts on here I didn't know where to start.

    So I have a MacBook Pro I purchased June 2006 running 10.4.11
    Processor 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
    Memory 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

    It's been great and worked fine all this time but I mainly use my PC for uni related stuff.


    I need to upgrade to 10.6 to run the iOS SDK 4.3 as I want to start making iphone apps in my spare time.

    1. Will this MacBook Pro be able to handle 10.6?
    2. Would I be able to install the Snow Leopard disc straight from Tiger?
    3. Would it be best to format my MacBook Pro and install Snow Leopard from scratch? (as I haven't formatted this computer since I have had it)
    4. What will happen when Lion 10.7 comes out?

    Thanks guys, any help would be greatly appreciated. As I am a student buying a whole new computer right now is out of the question so I am hoping I will be able to make do with this one for a little while.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Yes, you can run SL on it and it will be fine. I had a 2006 mb running it just fine. The SL "upgrade" disc for 30 bucks will allow you to do a complete install from scratch

    Concerning Lion, you won't be able to run it as it will require a core2duo machine and above
     
  3. thejimib thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK Cool, I'll pick up Snow Leopard then.
    Would I be right in assuming that the next iOS SDK will require Lion to run? Or would I be ok with Snow Leopard for a little while longer?
     

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