Will Snow Leopard work on my 2006 iMac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mkrndll, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. mkrndll macrumors member

    May 3, 2011
    Hi there,

    I need some help from the pro's here :). I have an old 2006 iMac which I still use a lot, but lately a lot of software has just stopped working because of compatibility issues with the latest versions.

    My questions are:

    • Will Snow Leopard work on my computer? It is a 2006 iMac with a 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4Gb RAM

    Thanks a lot!
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Yes, you can use Snow Leopard, as you have an Intel Mac. As far as installing over 10.4, you'll probably need to do a back up, then you boot from the disk and do an archive & install.
  3. mkrndll thread starter macrumors member

    May 3, 2011
  4. Sc00tr macrumors regular

    May 28, 2011
    I would recommend a clean install. That way you will get rid of excess junk, and typically it will run better. But yes you can do an upgrade.

    Just remember to back up first.

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