I have a late 2009 iMac with 2.66 Ghz process, or 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3, can I upgrade to Mountain Lion?

have a late 2009 iMac with 2.66 Ghz process, or 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3, can I upgrade to Mountain Lion?

You can upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion and Mavericks. I recommend you to upgrade to OS X Mavericks because it is the most recent version and it is free.
Open the Mac App Store and download OS X Mavericks for free. While it's being downloaded, make a backup of your files with Time Machine and check that your apps are supported > http://www.roaringapps.com
If you still want to use Mountain Lion, you can purchase it at the Apple Online Store > http://store.apple.com/us/product/D6377Z/A/os-x-mountain-lion

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    You'll have to purchase, install and update Snow Leopard from the Apple Store to get the App Store application.
    Mountain Lion is only sold via the App Store.

  • I have a late 2009 iMac, with a Nvidia 9400 Graphics card.  I was wondering what my options are for upgrading.  I use Windows 7 via Bootcamp, so I need a card that is compatible.

    I have a late 2009 iMac, with the default Nvidia 9400 Graphics card.
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    I'm not good with the hardware part of computers at all, but know how to get around the OS.

    In most cases the graphics cards in iMacs are Not upgradeable.  They are usually soldered to the logic board.  RAM is considered, along with harddrives, the only component that is upgradeable in an iMac, unlike in PC's.  So basically you would need to sell your unit and purchase an iMac with a more powerful graphics card.
    Hope this helps

  • I have a macbook that is white and it has the osx version 10.6.8, can i upgrade to mountain lion

    I have a macbook that is white and it has the osx version 10.6.8,  can i upgage to Mountain Lion?

    Upgrade Paths to Snow Leopard, Lion, and/or Mountain Lion
    You can upgrade to Mountain Lion from Lion or directly from Snow Leopard. Mountain Lion can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $19.99. To access the App Store you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.6 or later installed.
    Upgrading to Snow Leopard
    You can purchase Snow Leopard through the Apple Store: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard — Apple Store (U.S.). The price is $19.99 plus tax. You will be sent physical media by mail after placing your order.
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         Snow Leopard General Requirements
           1. Mac computer with an Intel processor
           2. 1GB of memory
           3. 5GB of available disk space
           4. DVD drive for installation
           5. Some features require a compatible Internet service provider;
               fees may apply.
           6. Some features require Apple’s iCloud services; fees and
               terms apply.
    Upgrading to Lion
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    You can purchase Lion by contacting Customer Service: Contacting Apple for support and service — this includes international calling numbers. The cost is $19.99 (as it was before) plus tax.  It's a download. You will get an email containing a redemption code that you then use at the Mac App Store to download Lion. Save a copy of that installer to your Downloads folder because the installer deletes itself at the end of the installation.
         Lion System Requirements
           1. Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7,
               or Xeon processor
           2. 2GB of memory
           3. OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
           4. 7GB of available space
           5. Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.
    Upgrading to Mountain Lion
    To upgrade to Mountain Lion you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or Lion installed. Purchase and download Mountain Lion from the App Store. Sign in using your Apple ID. Mountain Lion is $19.99 plus tax. The file is quite large, over 4 GBs, so allow some time to download. It would be preferable to use Ethernet because it is nearly four times faster than wireless.
         OS X Mountain Lion — System Requirements
           Macs that can be upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion
             1. iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) — Model Identifier 7,1 or later
             2. MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) —
                 Model Identifier 5,1 or later
             3. MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) — Model Identifier 3,1 or later
             4. MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) — Model Identifier 2,1 or later
             5. Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) — Model Identifier 3,1 or later
             6. Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) — Model Identifier 3,1 or later
             7. Xserve (Early 2009) — Model Identifier 3,1 or later
    To find the model identifier open System Profiler in the Utilities folder. It's displayed in the panel on the right.
    Are my applications compatible?
             See App Compatibility Table — RoaringApps.
         For a complete How-To introduction from Apple see Upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion.

  • I have a late 2009 imac i am having issues with my screen flickering and getting dark

    i have a late 2009 imac  21 inch i am having problems with my screen flickering ND GETTING DARK DOES THIS MEAN THAT MY COMPUTER IA FAILING

    I have partly the same problem (Sceen blackening) sparodically.
    2010 iMAC  with I7 CPU and ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB Graphics.
    If I lower the brightness to around (3 or sometimes 4 of the on screen squares F2) the issue does not happen at all. I prefer a bright screen.
    The issue commenced immediately after instaalling OS X 10.8.2 update one year ago.
    The current software is  OS X 10.9 (13A603)
    The graphics on this computer are always first rate when working properly even at maximum brightness
    There are particular days and times when the problem routinely occurs.
    Some of my neighbors with iMacs have similar problems.
    I live adjacent to the City of London in an area where new building seems to be developing faster than the various utilities and there are known Power Network issues. Professional surge supressors make no difference.
    I live in a large property with four independent ring mais. The issue is present on all four rings. I have yet to take the computer elsewhere to possibly eliminate power issues from the problem.
    I am reluctant to replace an otherwise fine top of range iMac which otherwise serves me well since the same problems might be present.

  • Ok here goes nothing i have a late 2009 iMac 27  11.1 intel bought it refurbished and they installed mountain lion 10.8.4 on delivery w/o disks i think ran lion orig. idk & its been all problems 10.8.5 M.L so tried Maverick 10.9 now worse please help me

    ok here goes nothing i have a late 2009 iMac 27  11.1 intel bought it refurbished and they installed mountain lion 10.8.4 on delivery w/o disks i think ran lion orig. idk & its been all problems 10.8.5 M.L so tried Maverick 10.9 now worse please help me.....i still have backups of software for mountain lion 10.8 however i need to throw everything on a usb toshiba 1TB external storage for backup, plus from what ive read being i needed to try to go back and update the efi and frimware for my original model but when i found the right one it wont accept it.....and now i just tried to reinstall my mountain lion probably shoud have left in the cloud til i got backed up ...which i now needed to move my previous backed up stuff off the drive to reformat it properly as i read it being toshiba needs to be guid hard drive mac im relatively new to the whole mac thing and im just as ****** off as i was with PC ....lol i just wanna record music and have a steady workflow i do have a new 4s iphone and cloud storage but i believe my computers hacked or got malware or just ****** from incompatiable software ......and keychains not working for admin either PLEASE tell ,me what to do thx .....i will be so grateful im good with recording software and stuff bad with computers programing lol HELP me

    Hardware Overview:
      Model Name:          iMac
      Model Identifier:          iMac11,1
      Processor Name:          Intel Core i7
      Processor Speed:          2.8 GHz
      Number of Processors:          1
      Total Number of Cores:          4
      L2 Cache (per Core):          256 KB
      L3 Cache:          8 MB
      Memory:          16 GB
      Processor Interconnect Speed:          4.8 GT/s
      Boot ROM Version:          IM111.0034.B02
      SMC Version (system):          1.54f36
    Message was edited by: lnwko

  • I have a late 2009 iMac. I installed OSX 10.8.4 and want to go back to Snow Leopard. I have a 1.5TB external HD. Are there any issues I need to know about or tips I need to know before doing this? Thanks.

    I have a late 2009 iMac. I installed OSX 10.8.4 and want to go back to Snow Leopard. I have a 3TB external HD. Are there any issues I need to know about or tips I need to know before doing this? Thanks.

    Downgrade Lion/Mountain Lion to Snow Leopard
      1. Boot from your Snow Leopard Installer Disc. After the installer
          loads select your language and click on the Continue
          button. When the menu bar appears select Disk Utility from the
          Utilities menu.
      2. After DU loads select your hard drive (this is the entry with the
          mfgr.'s ID and size) from the left side list. Note the SMART status
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      3. Under the Volume Scheme heading set the number of partitions
          from the drop down menu to one. Set the format type to Mac OS
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    If you have Snow Leopard Time Machine backups made while on Snow Leopard, then you may do a full system restore per #14 in Time Machine - Frequently Asked Questions.  If you have subsequent backups from Lion, you can restore newer items selectively, via the "Star Wars" display, per #15 there, but be careful; some Snow Leopard apps may not work with the Lion/Mountain Lion files.

  • Have a late 2006 iMac with new Ram installed in late 2011 . I am currently running Mountain lion. Did/ hit something while half asleep and was asked for my recovery password didn't know it.Not sure what i did after that but wont boot just searches,

    I have a late 2006 iMac with new Ram installed in late 2011or early2012 . I am currently running lion. Did/ hit something while half asleep and was asked for my recovery password, I didn't know it & not sure what I did after that but it wont boot up just searches with a light grey whit -ish screen. Cant get it to clear. Any advice?
    Charlies Secret Angel-

    Try to boot in Safe mode, see if you are able: Hold down shift and then power on. For wireless keyboards, hold down shift after the chime.
    Safe Boot
    Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk

  • Can I upgrade to Mountain Lion from 10.6 on a 24" 2009 Imac?

    Can I upgrade to Mountain Lion from 10.6 on a 24" 2009 Imac? The instructions say my computer is capable. Do I have to go through Lion or Snow Leopard first?

    nope you can go right from SL to ML.
    Message was edited by: shldr2thewheel--oh wait, you can't go from 10.5.8 right to 10.8 since you need access to the app store.  I thought you already had 10.6 installed.

  • GB09 & iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Whoa!

    Monday my old eMac 1 Ghz PPC died. Luckily today the new iMacs came out so I purchased a 24" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3. 1 Terabyte internal.
    When I opened GB09 it was so fast my eyebrows singed! OUCH!
    Now I don't have to use every trick in the book to keep GB from stopping every 3 seconds!
    Apparently the motherboard in my eMac died but the drive is most likely still good. Unfortunately it has all my GB files and synths on it. (I was going to buy a new iMac as soon as it came out and transfer all my files to it but as luck would have it the eMac crapped out one day too soon).
    Anyway since this is the forum I use the most I wanted to know if anyone has any suggestions as to how I can get my info off my other drive>
    Can I remove it and get some sort of connector and hook it up to my new iMac?
    Thanks
    P.S.
    My usual screen name is WarriorAnt but for some reason my new iMac is using my real name? Go figure.
    Sending out the HangTime bat signal for advice
    Message was edited by: WarriorAnt

    Matt,
    That eMac weighs at least 50 pounds! I already brought it to the Apple store twice in one day. They made me come back with it 4 hours later because I didn't have an appointment. 30 miles trip each way.
    I finally got the eMac to respond thru commands from a safe mode start and then repairing the directory with diskwarrior and then again from the install DVD. I have pretty much determined that the RAM is OK and the logic board is functioning. The problem seems to be that the OS on the HD is somehow corrupted and cannot send the right info to the eMac to boot up.
    I can boot it from the install disc no problem but I need some sort of bootable system disk like SYS 9 used to be able to get to the drive contents ( I think). I had to send away for a firewire 400 - 800 connector adapter so I can try to make the eMac drive a firewire target for migration to the iMac. The new iMac do not have 400 firewire capability.
    If I can't get the info to migrate then I guess I'll have to open the eMac and pull out the drive and do the connector route and see if it will function as an external drive.
    And just to relate this part of the thread to GB, well, all my GB .band files are on that drive in that computer! It only had to last one more day! The horror..........
    I'm really loving my new iMac though. 5 years of using the old eMac with GB has truly tested my patience.

  • Can I upgrade to Mountain Lion from Snow Leopard on 6-year old iMac?

    I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 on an Intel Core 2 Duo iMac which I bought in January 2007.  It has 1GB memory and 2.16 GHz processing speed.  Can I upgrade to Mountain Lion - or perhaps more importantly, should I?  Given the age of my iMac, would Mountain Lion be too much in terms of processing speed, etc?

    Probably not to Mountain Lion but to Lion, yes. However, you will need to increase memory to 2 or 3 GBs depending on what your specific model supports.
    But if you wish to run Mountain Lion you need a newer model.
    Upgrading to Lion
    If your computer does not meet the requirements to install Mountain Lion, it may still meet the requirements to install Lion.
    You can purchase Lion by contacting Customer Service: Contacting Apple for support and service - this includes international calling numbers. The cost is $19.99 (as it was before) plus tax.  It's a download. You will get an email containing a redemption code that you then use at the Mac App Store to download Lion. Save a copy of that installer to your Downloads folder because the installer deletes itself at the end of the installation.
         Lion System Requirements
           1. Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7,
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           2. 2GB of memory
           3. OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
           4. 7GB of available space
           5. Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.
    Are my applications compatible?
             See App Compatibility Table - RoaringApps.

  • I have a Mac OS X version 10.4.11.  Can I upgrade to Mountain Lion?  If so, what do I need to do?  Thx

    i have a Mac OS X version 10.4.11.  Can I upgrade to Mountain Lion?  If so, what do I need to do?  Thx

    First, you'll have to determine if your iMac can run Mountain Lion at all. See:
    http://www.apple.com/osx/how-to-upgrade/
    If it can - and it would have to be a mid-2007 model; no earlier iMac can run Mountain Lion - then you'll have to get the iMac to Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. From there, assuming your system meets the rest of the system requirements, you can upgrade to Mountain Lion through the Mac App Store.
    Regards.

  • I have a Power Book SW version 10.5.8. How can I upgrade to Mountain Lion?

    Hello,
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    I am American but live in Italy so have missed an update or two.  When I went to the Mac store in the States this summer they told me if I could work well with this outdated version, to leave as is as I had missed two updates. Now I need to I need to be able to download some graphics apps from the Mac store and I do not have that capability with 10.5.8.  I need at least 6.6.0 it says.
    Thank you,
    Deborah

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
    Make sure your machine supports Snow Leopard requirements. The same with Mountain Lion if you want to move even further up the animal kingdom.

  • Can I upgrade to Mountain Lion on my 20" iMac iMac 5,1 model running OSX 10.6.8

    Can I upgrade to Mountain Lion on my 20" iMac iMac 5,1 model running OSX 10.6.8

    No. An iMac must be 7,1 or higher.
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  • HT1338 i have purchased lion from app store but still now i have not installed can i upgrade to mountain lion

    i have bought lion may 2012 from apple app store but still i have not installed in my mac book pro can i upgrade to mountain lion for free

    because it was a demo laptop when i bought it i was trying to update my app it was asking for user id password i gave my apple id but it says like this id is not valid  i think it was reg in different id when i bought so that the reason i bought new Mac OS but in my lap i already lion has pre installed so that the reason i was keep pending
    now i thought of instaling what i bought from my id if it is possiable to get moutain lion please update if possiable

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