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Is my imac too old

I have imac early 2008, os10.11.1
Processor: 2.4 ghz intel core 2 duo
Memory: 2gb 800 mhz ddr2 sdram

Last time i upgraded os, it made mac really slow
Should i buy a newer os, or is my mac too old to run at a reasonable speed. I rarely use it...just to pay bills w quicken mostly since getting ipad

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In your case, no.

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You have a machine that does what you want it to do so no.

That out of the way, it's on the low end of RAM so check out OWC and Crucial.com for memory and see if either offer a SSD for it. It can be sped up but as no budget and if you do your own upgrades, well, lots to decide and ponder.

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If this is all you are doing with the iMac,

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then there really is no reason to buy a new one, unless you really want to.

$60 will double the amount of RAM that you have installed which will help you along quite a bit.
http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/imac-%28early-2008%29-imac8%2C1/CT3265324

Although your machine can actually run 10.11.1, it is not the optimum for it. Increasing the RAM will help.

Do you have any sort of backup for this iMac? Hopefully a Time Machine setup?

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Thank you

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Thank you so much for being so kind to take the time to answer my questions and help me. This reminds me of the old deal Mac forum that used to be such a great site. To answer your question yes I do have a time machine an X ternal hard drive backing up my back mac. I just ordered the ram that you suggested. Thank you so much I never would've known which one to get. Could you tell me what operating system I should install once I get the ram?
Thanks again for your help
Kari

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Just stay where you are with your current version

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of OS X.
You are already at the latest one, which is good of a machine of that age.

how much RAM did you order?

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