MacBook Pro models with a 15" display

5186 Questions View all

Any way to install yosemite on an 2006 MacBook Pro?

read something flashing the gpu? not sure what it said but is it safe and worth it?

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 1
Add a comment
Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

There is no such thing as flashing the GPU here.

I suspect you read something about the GPU problems this series had. As Apple and a few other companies were supplied a bad run of chips. People tried reflowing the chip to solve the problem but its only a temporary fix.

As for Yosemite running on this series. You'll need to increase the RAM and likely need to up the storage of your HD as well before you can even think about it. Technically the newest version of Mac OS-X you can use is Lion (10.7.x). Your systems firmware is only 32 bit. So many newer Apps won't work as they are 64 bit only.

While some people have managed to goose their system its not worth it. Sorry, time for a newer system (new or used)

Was this answer helpful?

Score 3

Comments:

thank you for your reply dan, i do have a newer system but this old is my main... I want to be able to use time machine to move backups and/or data between these computers which is why this old computer needs to run yosemite ( I like my retina A LOT so i bought this old one so i could take places like school and or work and if something broke or it fell, i wouldn't care much, Its more security than apple care for me) so.. it already has 3gb ran(upgradeable to 4) and a 2.33ghz processor... what can i change to make the machine 64 bit. surely there has to be a way

by

You bought a machine that's to old. To be sure, Please give us the last three figures of your serial number )located in the battery compartment.)

by

Sow's ears don't make silk purses, sorry :-{ Your system is what it is. As for Time Machine that won't help you here as Time Machine uses an external HD as the backup drive not another system. If you want to share files between the systems you don't need Yosemite on the older MacBook Pro system. You can leave it at Lion, then setup a connection between the two systems via Ethernet or WiFi and setup a common user account or setup a shared folder.

by

Dan, I may be wrong on this, please let me know. I don't think Migration Assistant will work between two different systems. AppleTalk (long ago) wouldn't allow connection via a network. Could he use Dropbox. Again please forgive my thinking, I'm on new BP meds and they're messing me up.

by

I was thinking just basic networking here. If you setup the same user account on both you can log in to the other system using that account. Main Menu > Go > Network - locate the system if listed and click on it. If you use a different user account you'll need to log-in to the other systems user account. But the systems need to be within a flat network or you'll need to know the other systems IP address to connect it it that way.

by

Show 2 more comments

Add a comment

Add your answer

mark will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 6

Past 30 Days: 47

All Time: 4,267