yosemite and my macbook air 1.1

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by HIKH, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. HIKH, Aug 21, 2015
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    HIKH

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    hello everyone,

    I have the very first macbook air with 2GB RAM and 128SSD and it's running osx 10,7,5 lione.

    i would like to know the safe way to update it to Yosemite, there is many articles about the way you can do that for unsupported mac but i want to know which one is the safe way for may mac.

    also, can you tell me in case if i have yosemite on my mac, it will works perfectly or is there any side effaces or troubleshooting???

    to all experts, i can use some help...

    thanks...
     
  2. !!! macrumors 6502

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    What are your computer specs?(Memory, Storage, Processor...)
     
  3. HIKH thread starter macrumors newbie

    HIKH

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    2gb ram of memory, 128ssd off hard drive...
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Lion (10.7.5) is your max - the newest system that you can use on a MBAir1,1
    It's because of the video card (GMA 3100) that your MBAir uses. It can't be used with anything past Lion.
    Not every Mac can be upgraded. There are some old models than can, but you have to do other tricks, such as upgrading your graphics card in an old MacPro. You can't upgrade the graphics card in the Air, unfortunately.
    Bottom line - the tricks to get a newer OS X installed won't work on your MBAir.
     
  5. redheeler, Aug 21, 2015
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    Also, you could never run Yosemite on 2GB of Memory
     
  7. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I must disagree with this. The late 2008 MacBook Air 2,1 also has 2 GB RAM, and it actually runs Yosemite 10.10.3 and later surprisingly well doing light tasks. As long as expectations are kept reasonable, Yosemite will be usable on 2 GB.
     

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