Can I upgrade to Lion with my computer specs below?  Can I increase my processor MHZ for more speed? Or would an increase of 2GB more memory do that?

Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac4,1
Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 2 MB
Memory: 512 MB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM41.0055.B08
SMC Version (system): 1.1f5
Serial Number (system): W86330VKU2N
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0016CB976CFB

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

1 Answer from the Community

  • You should be able to run Lion on your iMac (but you won't be able to run Mountaion Lion).

    There's no simple way to upgrade the processor.

    A memory upgrade to 2GB would be beneficial, even if you don't upgrade beyond Snow Leopard.