Can I install MAC os X 10.6 on my Imac 2.0 Duo Core

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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  • Best Answer:

    Yes you can.

    Snow Leopard (OS 10.6) requires any Intel-based Mac with at least 1GB of memory.

    However, Lion (OS 10.7) requires at minimum an "Intel Core 2 Duo" CPU with at least 2 GB of memory.

    (Note: For Lion, be careful when reading the name of the processor. "Intel Core 2 Duo" is not the same as the "Intel Core Duo". The "2" in "Intel Core 2 Duo" does not refer to the GHz speed. I assume the "2.0" in your query refers to the GHz. When you go to "About this Mac" you should see a processor listed similar to "2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo". If you see the string "Intel Core 2 Duo" you can also install Lion if you desire.)