Upgrading OS?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Harryt223, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Harryt223 macrumors member

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    SO I have a older MacBook Pro

    I need to figure out WHICH OSX I need since mines is really out dated (10.5.8) and I can't use new applications.

    I have a MacBook Pro 4.1
    Core 2 duo
    2.5GHZ
    2GB Memory

    Thanks,

    Harry
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

    justperry

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    It's the early 2008 MBP 15" AFAIK, if this is the case it can run 10.8, and if you do so put some extra RAM in it, 6 GB is the Maximum, one 2 GB + one 4 GB.
    If you invest a bit more you could also get a SSD in the Optical bay, actually the HD there and the SSD in the main slot, this will greatly improve speed.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    You can upgrade your machine to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion via purchasing Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard for 19 USD from the Apple Online Store and then updating Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard via Software Update to 10.6.8 and then opening the Mac App Store (MAS) in your Applications folder and buying OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion for another 19 USD.

    Also know, that your machine can take up to 6 GB of RAM via one 4 GB and one 2 GB 200-pin DDR2 SO-DIMM RAM module, you currently have two 1 GB modules inside it. Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard might run fine with 2 GB, but OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is better with 4 GB and more.

     

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