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Upgrade 10.5.8 Mac

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posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 05:22 PM
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I got a IMac which I intend to use as a monitor for my PC, but I'm interested in formatting it and upgrading to anything, you guys know how to fix ma s***!




posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: rajas

yep we do know how to fix your poop thank you very much (tada boom tish)

we need more details...its like saying i have a Ford car and it needs an upgrade to be able to use the airbags...only to find the things a model T etc

As a hint to anyone looking for IT advice.....make, model, version of the OS and any details that are unusual etc are a good starting point!!!



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 06:31 PM
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The iMac is a pc.

You won't be able to use it as a monitor.

Why don't you just upgrade the operating system to the latest version?

I have an iMac here at home. it's an Early 2008 with a 2.4ghz core 2 duo and 4 gigs of ram. I haven't done it yet. But I'm almost at the point of upgrading it to 6 gigs of ram. But you need a 2gig and 4 gig ram chip to do so.

What iMac do you have?



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 06:33 PM
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a reply to: Maxatoria

I think it's a iMac 2010 or 2009, with 10.5.8 OX I am trying to format it and install a newer ox any ideas ?



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 06:36 PM
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How much ram does it have. You'll need at least 4 gigs of ram in order to upgrade.

I was able to upgrade my 2008 to a newer OS X version. However it required looking online for a newer version of OS X that supported the app store. And from there I was able to upgrade to 10.9.5.



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: grey580

I have a great pic but Macs have a great monitor



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: grey580

It got 4, I don't have a AppStore installed on the 10.5.8



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 06:42 PM
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Right. You don't have the app store. you need the next version.

You will have to purchase snow leopard. Or somehow get your hands on it in other ways. But I won't go into that here.

This thread goes through the concepts of upgrading to a later version.

discussions.apple.com...

Now if you do manage to find the iso for OS X 10.6 online somewhere.
here are the steps to put it on a usb drive and install it.
computers.tutsplus.com...
You should be able to upgrade without formating your drive. I know I did.

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posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 09:26 PM
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I doubt upgrading the software will make it faster unless you upgrade the hardware as well. i.e. memory, HDD. a reply to: rajas



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 09:50 PM
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a reply to: thejeremybenthem

I'm gonna upgrade the RAM to 16 I'm missing a disc for leopard hoped a boot usb would work it didn't, I won't use it for other things that AI, PS and micrsoft office. I got my high end PC for gaming.

The IMac was from a relative who couldn't get it to work admin account lock, so I unlocked it.

They bought a new iMac so they were gonna throw it
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posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 09:51 PM
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a reply to: grey580

Ty got it! Need a disc tho fix it tomorrow



posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 06:44 AM
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a reply to: rajas

Do some research.

iMacs of that time only can have so much ram.

At best you might be able to install 8gb.

Use this site to see how much ram you can install.

www.crucial.com...



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