2008 - iMac Software Upgrade

I purchased an iMac back in 2008, am trying to download OS X Mountain Lion however it's saying I can't. What do I need to do!

geek_citychic2010, Feb 22, 10:08 am

Those iMacs are limited to 10.6 from memory - their CPU doesn't support the advanced versions of 10.7/.8
Have a look here:
http://www.everymac.com/mac-answers/os-x-lion-faq/macs-compatible-with-os-x-lion-hack-options-for-incompatible-macs.html

geek_bartandalison, Feb 22, 10:32 am

Thank you bartandalison
Do you know if there is a way of increasing their memory!

geek_citychic2010, Feb 22, 10:40 am

Can I ask why you want to upgrade to the mountain lion!

geek_billyjessie, Feb 22, 11:03 am

Surely you can put another HDD in and more RAM!

geek_jahemian, Feb 22, 9:39 pm

You can add more memory, but its probably best to stick with 10.6 - later versions aren't necessarily an improvement especially on old hardware

geek_vtecintegra, Feb 22, 9:49 pm