Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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Upgrading mac to more current operating system

I am looking into buying a Macbook 2,1 (High end black model). And I know it was maxed out at 10.7.5 and I would like to bring it up to modern operating systems like Yosemite. I am fine with computers and I wouldn't mind replacing a logic board. However before I purchase one I would like to see if it is even possible to do so. I would also be upgrading the hard drive and ram. What else would I need to upgrade. Thanks.

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Sadly, there is no logic board upgrade possibility here.

Unlike older Windows desktops that had a logic board size standard. Most laptops don't have a set standard (either Windows or Mac).

Apple does tend to hold to a fixed hardware setup per a given model series. So all of the different systems that make up that series could swap out the logic board. In your case any of these: Model ID: MacBook2,1, As you can see there is no Core 2 Duo based system that supports Yosemite as its more than just the CPU it's also the ability to support 64bit which this system doesn't support (the EFI is 32bit). And looking across all of the A1181 model: A1181 Model list There is none that offer Yosemite support either.

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You'll need to live with the limits of the system or look for a different system (newer)


What limitations are in OS X 10.7.5. I don't remember which one it was and what was the limitations.


OS-X 10.7.x is also called Lion. Here's the spec sheet for it: OS X Lion - Technical Specifications


Thanks. I didn't see messages which to me means there is no way to get it on that computer. That is one of the main reasons I would want it. I would also want app store which also wouldn't be on there. Could I at least get the latest version of iTunes or would that be caped as well.


You'll need to buy it from Apple online: OS-X Lion as they have taken it off the App store. As to getting the latest versions of Apps the App store will list what apps are supported per a given OS-X release. You may end up needing to locate them directly from the company as often the older versions are removed.


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