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Greysquirrel
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:57 pm    Post subject: Can I upgrade to Maverick?? Reply with quote

Garmin is no longer going to support OS x 10.6. They tell me to upgrade to Maverick. I have an older mac mini, don't remember when I bought it but it was the first year the loaded Snow Leopard it has a disk drive if that helps anyone date it. What I have does the job for me not a heavey user so if I can't I really don't care I will work around Garmin updates somehow. It has 2.26 GHZ Intel Dore 2 Duo, Memory 2GB 1067 MHz DDR3, if that helps to know if I can upgrade.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Click on the Apple icon, then "About this Mac",
Under Hardware what is the model identifier number?
In any case to run Mavericks successfully you'll need to upgrade the Ram.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The source is always a good place to check.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I have that mini (and a Garmin, actually!) and I upgraded to Mavericks (10.9.5) about six months ago. I also have 8GB RAM, as advised above.



Go to Software Update and Mavericks should be offered to you free.
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Edit update: Now, I'm offered Yosemite of course. However, I'm going to wait before I do that.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies I appreciate the quick responses.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I have an old 2006 mini upgraded with a Core2Duo (T7400). I recall doing an efi upgrade to 2,1 for Snow Leopard installation and adding 2x2GB RAM.

I never installed Mavericks from the App Store as I thought it wouldn't boot on the old 32bit motherboard architecture.

Am I wrong ?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep and no

let me explain there is a way to install maverick on a unsupported mac mini its called sixty four on thirty two it works but your graphics won't so i would just buy a new computer.

and honestly garmin is full of garbage because you can connect the gps to it use a hacked free map from the free map project and tell garmin and there 99.99 for a sd card with a map on it to go blank off a cliff
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