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i am having mac mini with mac os 10.4.11, with 512mb of ram and now i want to install the iphone sdk 3.2 but it is giving me error that it requir mac os 10.6.2. can i install mac os 10.6.2 with my old mac mini hardware configuration.

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It depends on whether your Mac Mini is Intel or PowerPC. In the former case the answer is yes (but get more RAM), in the latter case it's no. –  Paul R May 7 '10 at 7:44

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Let Apple be your guide: http://www.apple.com/macosx/specs.html

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And btw - for comparison: support.apple.com/kb/HT3759 –  tmadsen May 7 '10 at 5:26

You might want to take a look at http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/26562/leopardassist if you're having issues installing snow leopard on an old intel mac. If the computer is ppc (PowerPC) your out of luck.

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Leopard Assist is to help with installing 10.5 on older PPCs. There is no need for a tool to help install 10.6 on older Intels, because all Intel Macs are supported already. –  Coxy May 7 '10 at 5:31
That's not quite true, some of the initial macbook didn't meet the specs to run snow leopard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook –  Kendall Hopkins May 7 '10 at 5:34
@Kendall - all MacBooks can run 10.6, although they may not have originally shipped with enough RAM. 10.6 requires any Intel processor and 1GB RAM; and all Intel Macs can be upgraded to 2GB at least. –  Coxy May 7 '10 at 8:35

10.6.2 installs onto any Intel Mac, and 10.5.8 Installer claims to require anything faster than a 867MHz G4 and 512MB of RAM, although it will technically run on less.

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But the OP wishes to run the iPhone SDK, which requires an Intel processor. –  Jeff Kelley May 7 '10 at 5:40
I was answering the letter of the question if perhaps not the spirit. :) –  Coxy May 7 '10 at 8:33

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