Upgrading OS?

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

  1. Harryt223 macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2008
    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
    2GB Memory


  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    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

    Nov 28, 2010
    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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