Can I upgrade to Mountain Lion with my current MacBook?
Hey, all. I was wondering if you could tell me if my 13 inch aluminium MacBook would be able to support the new Mountain Lion OS, or whether I would need a new MacBook.
13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008
2GHz Intel Core Duo.
2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB
- 04-21-2012, 08:53 PM #2
Looks like you should be ok based upon this:
Macs that will support OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
As usual, the newer the Mac the better:
MacBook Pro 13″ from mid 2009 or later, 15″ from late 2007 and newer, 17″ from late 2007 and newer
MacBook Air late 2008 and newer
iMac models from mid 2007 and newer
MacBook 13″ aluminum from 2008, 13″ from 2009 and newer
Mac Mini early 2009 and newer
Mac Pro early 2008 models and newer
XServe early 2009 models and newer
Macs that are NOT expected to support OS X Mountain Lion
Older Macs and those with weaker GPUs will likely be left behind:
Anything with an Intel GMA 950 or x3100 integrated graphics card
Anything with an ATI Radeon X1600
MacBook models released prior to 2008
Mac Mini released prior to 2007
iMac models released prior to 2007
Original MacBook Air
Here's a link to Mountain Lion System requirements:
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion System Requirements
Last edited by CG68; 04-21-2012 at 09:11 PM. Reason: added quote
- 04-23-2012, 11:54 AM #4
You should have no problems running it on that.One of the Apple Genius folks even said that my
late '08 White Macbook would run it. I'd add another 2GB of ram though.
Last edited by FendrGuitPlayr; 04-23-2012 at 11:56 AM.