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The Ultimate 10.6.8 iMac
Posted by: chopper
Date: May 01, 2013 02:49PM
I may be looking for a new/used iMac and want one that will run 10.6.8.

Were any of the post-3.06ghz Core 2 Duo models able to run 10.6?

I'm wondering if the fastest 21.5 or 24 inch model isn't what I am after.
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Re: The Ultimate 10.6.8 iMac
Posted by: mstudio
Date: May 01, 2013 02:58PM
Looks like you can go all the way to a 27" Core i7, Mid 2011 and still safely run 10.6.8. Late '11models came with 10.7.2 installed.
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Re: The Ultimate 10.6.8 iMac
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 01, 2013 03:02PM
Ultimate 10.6.8 iMac? bypass those slow Core2Duo machines

27" Mid-2011 27" 3.4 i7 -- add SSD and 32 GB of ram.

theres one in the refurb store now

[store.apple.com]



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Re: The Ultimate 10.6.8 iMac
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 01, 2013 05:04PM
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mstudio
Looks like you can go all the way to a 27" Core i7, Mid 2011 and still safely run 10.6.8.

This is my iMac at home. I got it specifically because it is the last iMac able to run Snow Leopard.



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Re: The Ultimate 10.6.8 iMac
Posted by: colonel panic
Date: May 01, 2013 07:21PM
May 2011 were the last iMacs to run Snow Leopard

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Re: The Ultimate 10.6.8 iMac
Posted by: Black
Date: May 01, 2013 08:34PM
I can strongly recommend my 2010 21.5" 3.6 ghz i5, but it's not "ultimate" as it's dual-core.




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Re: The Ultimate 10.6.8 iMac
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 01, 2013 10:05PM
You could set up a virtual machine on an even newer machine.



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Re: The Ultimate 10.6.8 iMac
Posted by: decay
Date: May 01, 2013 10:28PM
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jdc
Ultimate 10.6.8 iMac? bypass those slow Core2Duo machines

27" Mid-2011 27" 3.4 i7 -- add SSD and 32 GB of ram.

theres one in the refurb store now

[store.apple.com]

and it can eek out a bit more CPU speed:

This custom configuration is powered by a 32 nm, 64-bit Intel Core i7 "Sandy Bridge" processor with quad cores (four independent processor cores on a single silicon chip). Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache and all processor cores share a single 8 MB level 3 cache. This "Core i7" processor supports Hyper-Threading (it has two threads per core for a total of eight threads for the system) as well as Turbo Boost 2.0 (the system can dynamically increase the processor clockspeed to 3.8 GHz when tasks demand).



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