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Upgreate MacBook OX S 10.5.8

luigionline

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Jul 5, 2015
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Hy guys! I'm looking to upgreat my mac, is an old version OX S 10.5.8.
I'm not doing very complicated things with it therefore it was doing fine all these years, but this days I'm having problems surfing on youtube, so I know I have to change something.
I'm looking to upgrate to yosemite, but for that I understand that I have to get the leopard or something similar, I've also been told that it might be too old to be upgrated... and I don't really know how to check that.
I am hopping that someone may know the steps that I have to go thru and is willing to help. Thanks!

P.S. Sorry for my english!

Some details:
Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook5,2
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MB52.0088.B05
SMC Version (system): 1.38f5
Serial Number (system): W8908JCC4R1
Hardware UUID: 65D27BD2-B0F2-5F16-B6C7-177357A4D96E
Sudden Motion Sensor:
State: Enabled
 
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jmiddel

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Mar 3, 2010
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You can upgrade directly to Yosemite. The newest version seems to resolved a number of connectivity issues.

Also you have to upgrade the memory, 2 gigs is not enough, which is one reason you are having trouble. If you really want to speed things up get an SSD.
 
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kohlson

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Apr 23, 2010
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You can upgrade directly to Yosemite. The newest version seems to resolved a number of connectivity issues.

Also you have to upgrade the memory, 2 gigs is not enough, which is one reason you are having trouble. If you really want to speed things up get an SSD.

+1 for this. You can add more memory and/or an SSD. The result will be better than this laptop has ever run. But you should do some thinking first. Your laptop is old, and may need a battery, too. Disk, memory, and possibly a battery adds up, and you may want to consider using these funds toward a newer model.
 
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luigionline

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Original poster
Jul 5, 2015
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Well, is better than no answer!

I am hopping that someone may know the steps that I have to go thru and is willing to help.

Thanks!
 
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ApfelKuchen

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Aug 28, 2012
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Not from Leopard. You'd either have to use a DVD or USB stick with the Yosemite installer on it or upgrade to 10.6.8 so you can have access to the App Store.

Since Apple doesn't sell a Yosemite install disk or stick, one would need the help of someone else who can download the Yosemite installer and put it on a CD/DVD or USB stick. The "approved" method would be to buy the Snow Leopard update from Apple ($19.99 USD). Once Snow Leopard is installed, then run software update to bring the installation up to 10.6.8. Once that's done, Yosemite can be downloaded from the App Store.

Yosemite specifications: https://support.apple.com/kb/SP711
Yosemite upgrade site: http://www.apple.com/support/osx/upgrade/

Note that the OP's MacBook has the bare minimum configuration for Yosemite (Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion as well).
 
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