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Upgrading MacBookPro

I'm using a Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro with an Intel i5 @ 2.4 GHz and 4 GB 1333 MHz ram. The computer has started to get older. I was going to upgrade the ram but since Mavericks come out, the ram ...
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Upgrading OS X 10.3.4 to 10.5 on a PowerMac G5

Here's the deal. I recently came into possession of a PowerMac G5, which came running Panther (10.3.4). According to those that I got it from, It was originally running Leopard, but as the rest of the ...
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Can I have two different capacity RAM sticks?

In general and specifically in my MacBook pro (2012). I'm confused on if the answer is yes or no because I have heard both answers. So I have come here to get things cleared up. Can I have two ...
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Artificially blocked from upgrading to mountain lion

I have an older Mac Pro running Lion 10.7.5 and I'd like to upgrade to Mountain Lion given that the machine is probably too old to run Mavericks. According to the specs my computer meets the ...
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248 views

Why is my computer struggling with Mudbox?

I'm running a early 2011 MacBook Pro 15", i7 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, ATI 6750m, with Mudbox 2014. Low level subdivisions are fine but once I start adding more detail, painting, posing, etc its nearly ...
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201 views

Upgrading from Mac OSX 10.5.8 – Online Download

I need to upgrade my osx from 10.5.8 to the latest. After checking the Mac store, it seems like I need 10.6 before can get to 10.8, but I dont have time to get the discs for 10.6. Is there any way to ...
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77 views

cant install osx 10.8 - error “the disk is used for time machine” - its my main HD

Im trying to upgrade to 10.8 from 10.7.5 on my "13-inch macbook, aluminum late 2008", when i run the install i click agree on the T&C, and then i get to select the HD i want to install it on (but ...
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Issues with upgrading iPhone4 to iOS 6

When I last upgrade my iPhone 4 to iOS 5, I later had to install another version of iTunes on my macbook to synchronize my files between my computer and my iPhone. This new version of iTunes required ...
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what could I do with a power mac g5 2005? [closed]

I've been offered a apple power mac g5 2005. I was just wondering if I could upgrade the machine to a decent standard. I..e upgrade the operating system, maybe up the processing power. The ...
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306 views

Upgrade to Mountain Lion

I was wondering if upgrading from Lion 10.7.4 to Mountain Lion 10.8 would wipe out all of my dependencies in /etc and others; I ask because I have quite a few RoR projects each with different gem ...
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Updating from OSX Lion 10.7.2 to 10.7.4

I just got my Mac upgraded to 10.7.2, just to be able to install Xcode 4.3.3. However, when I try to install Xcode 4.3.3, it says that it requires a minimum of OSX 10.7.3. Then using the "Software ...
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Which RAM to upgrade MacBook 5,2?

I am trying to buy ram to upgrade a MacBook bought in Mid 2009. It is the 13 inch MacBook 5,2. This document gives some specs on the ram. It says DDR2, but does anyone know if DDR3 will also work? ...
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Troubleshooting Mid 2007 iMac RAM upgrade

I am trying to install new RAM in my friends iMac, something I have done several times before. We unplugged the computer before performing the upgrade, used anti static wrist bands, and yes the memory ...
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Mac OS X can't be installed on this computer - strange error from boot - install of Snow Leopard

I have an "Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM" Mac mini. I am trying to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Currently the Mac mini is running Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.8. While Installing Snow Leopard 10.6.4 from an ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a Mac Powerbook G4 laptop's hard drive to SSD?

I was not sure if the Powerbook laptops accepted SATA drives, am I able to use a SATA SSD on the Mac Powerbook G4?
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i386 MacMini - maximum RAM Upgrade

I do use MacMini having Core2Duo Processor ( 2.4 Ghz ). I am going to upgrade RAM of my MacMini. Currently It has 2 slots of RAM memory. It has 2GB right now. 1GB per slot. I am going to buy a new 4GB ...
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482 views

Mac Mini Upgrade from 10.5 Leopard to latest Version 10.6.x

I just bought a used Mac Mini that has Leopard OS 10.5.8 Installed on it. How can I upgrade it to the latest version of Leopard (10.6. ?). I mean do I need to go to Apple store to buy a DVD or can I ...
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Can the PowerMac G5 support a 2TB drive

Only answer if: you have tested this yourself or seen it work. can provide a link to strong evidence that it will work. Please no "should work" answers, I know it should work.
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Why does my Mac OS X installation get so much slower with time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I increase the performance of Mac OS X? I used a Mac OS X installation for approximately 4 years. Within this time period I upgraded from Tiger to Leopard to ...
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Macbook : Replacing RAM while on hibernate?

Although it is implied that all the content in memory is written to the hard drive under forced hibernation (using pmset), I'm still unsure whether it is safe to upgrade my macbook's memory during ...
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Getting More Performance out of a MacBook Pro

So I've got a mid-2009 MacBook Pro 13". Integrated GPU so not a games machine but fast enough for doing .Net development in VMs. I love the little thing and wanted to give it a Christmas present so ...
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Upgrading memory on the mac - how to solve problems that may arise

The info I could find from Apple about this, helps nothing and Apple Brazil doesn't sell memory (despite being at least 3x more expensive than regular Apple) so I don't know how to buy official ...
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1answer
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How do I resolve error “Missing bill of materials” during OSX 10.3 to 10.5 upgrade?

I have an Apple G5 with OSX 10.3 and I'm trying to upgrade to 10.5. I'm getting the error: "Missing bill of materials". I'm relatively new to Macs so I may not be providing all the relevant ...
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Upgrade MacBook running 10.4.11 to 10.6

I have a macBook running 10.4.11, I want to do some IPhone development so I think that I need to upgrade to 10.6. On the apple store there are two products that claim to upgrade you to snow lepard ...
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How to upgrade from Mac OS X v10.5.8 to 10.6.4?

How do I upgrade from Mac OS X v10.5.8 to 10.6.4 ? I have a Mac mini with Mac OS X v10.5.8. Now I want to upgrade it to Mac OS X v10.6.4. How can I do that? Do I really need an original Mac OS X ...
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How much more memory can I put in this new Mac mini?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Apple-Mac-Mini-1-66GHz-Core-Duo-1GB-80GB-/110578889116?pt=UK_Computing_Apple_Desktops_CV#ht_1853wt_1137 So I was thinking of buying the cheapest Mac to build iPhone apps. And I ...
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2answers
553 views

iMac mid-2010 memory upgrade

I want to upgrade memory in my mid-2010 21.5" iMac. I've found that Kingston 2GB module with product ID KVR1333D3S9 is available at my local store, and want to buy it. iMac mid 2010 memory ...
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1answer
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Mac G4 upgrade now has really slow wireless internet!

This is my computer and model: G4, 1.67 ghz, pre-Intel version. Here's my problem -- I recently upgraded from the OS it came with, 10.4 Tiger, to the Leopard, 10.5. Everything works great except ...
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Complete Macbook upgrade!

I have a regular MacBook from 2009, with a 250 GB hardrive, 4GB ram and everything else as standard, I want to know: Can I upgrade the hard drive, what to? How much? What would you advise? Can I ...
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Intel 1.83 Mac Mini upgraded to 1.5 gig for Snow Leopard

Even though I've upgraded countless video cards, RAM, harddrives, motherboards in PCs... this will be my first mac mini RAM upgrade. I've watched the classic "putty knife" video. (Absurd method... ...
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Windows 7 2nd system license

I bought Windows 7 last Oct. and installed it on my Mac laptop. In January, I installed it on my Mac desktop. It activated just fine, and I used it for a bit, installed some other programs, etc. A ...
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What's the easiest way to move from one Macintosh to another?

Here's the story: Company bought me a $599 Mac mini (as of this writing, 2.26GHz/160GB HD/2GB RAM) I have it set up to some extent with software for development Company decides it needs a second Mac ...
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Does my iMac 21.5 supports KVR1066D3S7/2G RAM?

As far, as i know, iMac uses RAM modules, that are mainly for notebooks. Will this module work ?
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Is a 2006 Mac Mini’s processor upgradeable to a Core 2 Duo?

I have a Mac Mini with Core Solo 1.5GHz, 512mb RAM, 60gb HDD, etc... I know, it's very old but since it's lying around here, I wanted to bump it up for general usage and some experimental iPhone ...
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The cleaner way to upgrading a Mac

This page list a way to do a clean install of Snow Leopard without losing any of your settings. This sounds pretty darn good since my mac did get a bit slower over time. The method basically ...
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What are my options for booting OSX 10.6 when my DVD drive is broken?

I'm about to completely re-pave my Mac Mini but the DVD drive has died on me which means I can't boot from the installation media. I know I can boot from a USB stick but I don't have one available, ...
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Format & Fresh Install Mac OS X Snow Leopard on Mac mini

I have purchased a DVD of Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.2) I purchased a Mac mini with Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5.7) I tried to install Mac OS X 10.6.2 Everything went perfectly. System was installed ...
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52 views

Advice on new HDD and RAM for 2008 iMac [closed]

I am looking to play some games on my iMac using VMware or BootCamp and some native games like Call of Duty. I am looking at buying this HDD: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804 and adding 4 GB or 6 ...
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1answer
93 views

3rd party RAM options for Mac towers?

I recently came back into possession of my old G5 tower, and considering upgrading the RAM to use it as a workhorse for video editing. What's the most cost-effective choice, as far as compatible RAM ...
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How to migrate/transfer data when upgrading Mac OS X

How to migrate/transfer user data when upgrading Mac OS? My friend needs to upgrade her Mac (with a new OS, I believe) and she is worried about losing her data during the upgrade. Apparently a hard ...
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1answer
450 views

Silent hard drive upgrade for late 2008 macbook

I want to upgrade my macbook hard drive to a bigger one. I have a Samsung HM320JI with 320 GB but it's too noisy. The original hitachi is much more silent. Can you recommend a silent hard drive to ...
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Can I use another memory than Apple for my iMac?

I'd like to put 8Gb RAM in my iMac, and take out the 2Gb installed. The price by Apple being too excessive, I'd like to know if it's possible to build a "normal" RAM in like Samsung or Corsair, etc... ...
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1answer
3k views

Snow Leopard dedicated partition size

Coming from a Widows world I consider a system upgrade synonymous to problems and week-long headaches. I have a 320GB hard drive in my MacBook which is pretty much full (sometimes only 100MB to spare) ...
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Can't install updates after upgrading to Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I have just upgraded to Snow Leopard over a Leopard install. After the reboot I get a notification that new updates are available. I click "Install and restart", I get a license text, I click "Agree" ...
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Upgrading a MacBook Air to an SSD?

I've got a MacBook Air (original edition) whose internal hard drive seems like it's beginning to fail. Rather than just replacing it under warranty, I'd rather upgrade to a solid state drive. Does ...
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Which PC100 SDRAM is compatible with iMac?

I've recently acquired an aging iMac (G3/500 DV SE, Summer 2000) with its original 128Mb RAM out of a possible 1Gb. I'd like to replace the single 128Mb DIMM with 2 x 512Mb DIMMs. I know these need to ...
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How do I upgrade to Snow Leopard without a CD drive?

I'm on a Intel Mac (desktop) which has a broken CD drive. Is there any way to install without buying an external CD drive?
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5k views

Snow Leopard sluggish after upgrade from Leopard

I recently upgraded from Leopard to Snow Leopard on my white Macbook (mid-2007) and immediately noticed a bunch of performance issues: Finder is a lot slower at displaying the Applications folder. ...
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4answers
3k views

How Will Mac OS X Snow Leopard Upgrade Work?

I am relatively new to Mac OS X. I got my MacBook in January, and I have never experienced a new version of the operating system. I am wondering if I should simply upgrade my install to Snow Leopard. ...