will imac 2006 1.86 with 1 gig ram run snow leopard? thanks for any advice

Discussion in 'iMac' started by istari012001, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. istari012001 macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2011
    I have a 2006 imac with a 1.86 processor and 1 gig ram running Leopard. Will this computer run Snow Leopard?

    Thanks for any advice.

  2. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2010
    Yes, I believe 1GB of RAM is the minimum for SL, so you should be ok, if it can take more RAM, consider upgrading it to increase performance.
  3. istari012001 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2011
    2006 imac and snow leopard

    Thanks very much. Now another question--would I really need to go to snow leopard. I'm really pretty happy with Leopard,and I don't want to invest $ in an older machine, when I might be upgrading to newer one soon.
  4. grizfish macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2011
    We have a 2007 MacBook Pro with 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo and recently upgraded from the earlier leopard OS to Snow Leopard and OS X Lion. We also upgraded from 2GB to 6GB RAM, just to improve operation of the 17" laptop. This was all done to access iCloud for syncing our iPhone 4S's.

    I would rather have my old "unsmart" phone and the old original OS, but my wife needs her 4S. I have years of documentation created with MS Word, Accel, and Power Point, but none of it can be opened on the laptop because "PowerPC applications are no longer supported." Also, the MacBook Pro operates at a snails pace compared with the old Leopard OS.

    Be careful with the so-called upgrades! :mad:
  5. MatthewAMEL macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2007
    Orlando, FL

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