What OS for late 2006 Imac c2d 1.8

Discussion in 'iMac' started by VanneDC, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. VanneDC macrumors 6502a

    VanneDC

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Location:
    Dubai, UAE
    #1
    Hi, got a refurbed late 2006 17 inch 1.8 C2D imac for my wifes mum so she can use the Isight while we are overseas.. She currently has a Imac G5 1.6ghz 17 inch so shes used to using one.

    Ill be setting it up for her when it arrives in a couple of days.

    any idea what os will be best/fastest on this Imac? Ive got Leopard and Snow Leopard to install.

    Spec... as per the vendor..



    Imac Core 2 Duo 1.8ghz

    120gb HD (is that Ide or Sata?)

    512kb ram (ive got a 1 gb stick to go in there (so i would think that would make it 1.25gb :)

    17 inch screen.

    Wifi/bluetooth

    So what OS would run better/faster? i would probably think Snow leopard??

    any help would be appreciated..

    cheers
     
  2. Fried Chicken macrumors 6502

    Fried Chicken

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    #2
    It'll run Snow Leopard and Lion fine. I prefer Snow Leopard, Lion just destroys front row, and exposee in my opinion.
     
  3. VanneDC thread starter macrumors 6502a

    VanneDC

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Location:
    Dubai, UAE
    #3
    thanks mate, my wifes old lady will love it (i hope ;) *cringe*
     
  4. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Location:
    ladner cdn
    #4
    -your hd should be min 160gb and it's sata

    -i have similar but 2.0...which has ati x1600 vs yours with intel GMA 500

    -i run snow leopard with ease...even with my stock 1 gig ram...ive read issues with fan noise ect when using lion on these so im passing on that upgrade
     
  5. VanneDC thread starter macrumors 6502a

    VanneDC

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Location:
    Dubai, UAE
    #5
    thanks guys, are you guys all the way up to 10.6.8? or stopped somewhere along the line around 10.6.4.. what is the fastest update? ive heard peeps say that 10.6.3 was fast, then it started to get a little slower with .4 and so onwards..??
     
  6. MAC MAN JW macrumors 6502

    MAC MAN JW

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    Location:
    Buffalo,Ny
    #6
    10.6.8 Update is the fastest and safeist from what i seen on my macbook 08 2.4ghz C2D and you get the mac app store with 10.6.7+ :)
     

Share This Page