Yosemite iMac 2007

Yaccity

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Can anybody please comment on their overall experience with Yosemite on a 2007 iMac?

Thanks in advance
 

Intell

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It runs fairly well on the 2007 iMac, even though it's the overall slowest 10.10 supported machine. Not as amazing as Tiger or Snow Leopard, but better than 10.7 and 10.8.
 

Yaccity

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The only reason I ask is because a friend of mine has a 2007 iMac running 10.5 and I'm trying to see if Yosemite would be a good upgrade. I'm going to have him upgrade to something newer anyway.
 

Intell

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It would be a very good upgrade for him. If for anything, basic security. Intell Tiger and Leopard are very insecure and he should upgrade right away, even just to Snow Leopard. The jump from 10.5 to 10.10 may be a just rough. I'd suggest going from 10.5 to 10.9 first, then to 10.10 a few months later.
 

Yaccity

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Thanks for the reply. I got him a 4gb upgrade kit of ram and it won't see both chips together. It will only boot with 1gb and 2gb. I hope a software update will fix that.
 

Intell

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A software update won't fix it not seeing all 4GB. That machine will support it without a problem. Either you are not using he correct memory or it is defective. What kind of memory did you purchase for that iMac?
 

Intell

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I'd return the memory and buy it from another seller. It's possible that it is mislabeled causing it to not run at the right speed without a slower stick in the iMac with it to slow it down.
 

Yaccity

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I contacted the store and they will let me exchange the memory for another brand.
 

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My opinion only, but I'll predict that your friend isn't going to be happy with 10.9 or 10.10 on that year iMac.

I'd recommend 10.8.5 as the best choice...
 

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My opinion only, but I'll predict that your friend isn't going to be happy with 10.9 or 10.10 on that year iMac.

I'd recommend 10.8.5 as the best choice...
10.9 and 10.10 work very well on a 2007/2008 iMac. Much better than 10.8 in most cases.
 

PixelpusherBV

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Can anybody please comment on their overall experience with Yosemite on a 2007 iMac?

Thanks in advance
Installed it painlessly earlier today and in my opinion, works better than Mavericks. Everything seems faster/ slicker. Looks beautiful too. Amazed:)

My specs:

Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256 MB
Software OS X 10.9.5 (13F34)
 
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