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getting a magic mouse to work with osx 10.4.11

by lucas and kirsty / January 12, 2010 4:13 AM PST

word is i need to upgrade my imac which is running osx 10.4.11 to a minimum of 10.6.2 but this may mean that it doesn?t support PowerPC based machines,now i may sound as though i know what i am talking about but i can confirm that i don't! this is what a mate told me over the phone, can anyone tell me what the hell i've got to do?? except buy another mac i hope!

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First of all,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 12, 2010 8:04 AM PST

we have to find out what type of iMac you actually have.

Go to the Apple menu > About this Mac and in the resulting window, click More info.

This brings up the system profiler. It contains everything we need to know about your mack.

The first page you see will be the hardware page. In the right hand section of the window, you will see a bunch of information. Third line down from the top is Processor Name.

If it says Intel something, then updating to 10.6 is an option
if it says G4 or G5 or PPC, then 10.6 is not an option.

So, tell us what it says for
Processor Name
Processor Speed


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osx 10.4.11 to work magic mouse
by lucas and kirsty / January 12, 2010 3:05 PM PST
In reply to: First of all,

Thanks for direct exact instructions, found it all;
intel core 2 duo

so hopefully that means i can upgrade but do i have enough processor speed and memory??
sometimes this computer lark just leads you to spend more money, i can hear the cash tills ringing!!
still, ity is a wonderful piece of equipment .



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Yes, you can upgrade,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 12, 2010 8:58 PM PST

although you will need, at least, another 1GB of RAM.

If the coffers will run to it, go for 4GB, 2 X 2GB memory modules, and you will be set.

Check out for memory prices. Use the configurator that you will find on that page.

Good luck


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yes you can upgrade
by lucas and kirsty / January 14, 2010 3:34 AM PST
In reply to: Yes, you can upgrade,

thanks my ole ****!
much appreciated .
happy new year and all that!

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