Will I be able to download Mountain Lion if I add more RAM to my 2008 MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ReneRamirez1, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. ReneRamirez1 macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2013
    I have Snow Leopard (10.6.8) and I attempted to download Xcode but couldn't; so then I tried to upgrade to Mountain Lion but couldn't because my MacBook only has 1 GB of RAM.

    I talked to support and was told that even if I do add RAM there's a possibility that I will still not be able to upgrade to Mountain Lion.

    Anyone dealt with this before? Any help will be greatly appreciated!
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Unlikely. Only the unibody late-2008 Macbook can support Mountain Lion.
  3. ReneRamirez1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2013
    So if there's nothing I can do about Mountain Lion, is there anyway I can download Xcode?
  4. Shadow%20Mac macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2007
    Yep. You need a mac with aluminum enclosure of some kind.

    There are, of course, unofficial work arounds that can get Mountain Lion on your mac, but you will suffer a performance degradation and will lose eligibility for Apple Technical support.

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