Solved

Which Mac OSX can I install?

Posted on 2013-06-18
5
550 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-19
This is one of our Macs...


Model Name:      iMac
  Model Identifier:      iMac11,2
  Processor Name:      Intel Core i3
  Processor Speed:      3.06 GHz
  Number Of Processors:      1
  Total Number Of Cores:      2
  L2 Cache (per core):      256 KB
  L3 Cache:      4 MB
  Memory:      4 GB
  Processor Interconnect Speed:      5.86 GT/s

My question is - I want to rebuild this from scratch, which is the latest OSX I can install?  I realise snow leopard is on at the moment but I'd like to put the latest one on that I can e.g.  Mountain Lion.  Is this possible with this spec?  Please advise...
0
Comment
Question by:GuyWood13
5 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Imtiaz Hasham
ID: 39256937
Hi,

The specifications required are http://support.apple.com/kb/sp575

I would, however, recommend upgrading the memory to 8GB if you are a heavy user as I am.
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
EdTechy earned 500 total points
ID: 39257029
You can go to Mountain Lion. Here are the Mountain Lion specs.
http://support.apple.com/kb/SP654
You have to install at least 10.6.8 and then use App store to download and upgrade to Mountain Lion.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Xaelian
ID: 39257890
U can install every version of OSX, if you wait a few months you can install OS X mavericks.

If I were you I would install Mountain Lion as dual boot, so if you find it not working fast enough you still have an intact Snow Leopard. But if you want to reinstall your Mac with standard Mountain lion on it, follow the following steps described here: http://osxdaily.com/2012/07/25/how-to-clean-install-os-x-mountain-lion/
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Xaelian
ID: 39257893
But normally OSX 10.8 is fast enough, your iMac is from 2010 I guess so it will do whatever you want :)
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:GuyWood13
ID: 39258587
Thank you, perfect answer!
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article we have discussed about the OS X EI Capitan and how to fix Wi-Fi issue in OS X El Capitan. We have explained how to delete system level preferences and create a new Wi-Fi location to resolve Wi-Fi issue.
Set up iPhone and iPad email signatures to always send in high-quality HTML with this step-by step guide.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now