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I bought this second hand about 2 or 3 months ago and I clearly remember when I was looking at it that it said:

Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz
ATi Radeon X1600 256MB
2GB DDR2 667MHz RAM


I assumed when it was 2GHz it means 2.16GHz but it is shortening it.

Now when I try to install OS X Lion it says I need a Core 2 Duo / i3 / i5 / i7 CPU to install. I'm completely sure that last time I checked this was a Core 2 Duo Late-2006 MacBook Pro.

Anyone ever heard of this happening? Is there any way I can check if it is a late or early 2006 other than the CPU?
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post #2 of 15
why dont u use cpuz?
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post #3 of 15
I think you need at least Late 2008 model to install Lion.


Disregard the above. After looking some more it seems like your Macbook should be compatible.
Edited by BIGGUN - 8/5/11 at 7:17pm
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post #4 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGGUN View Post
I think you need at least Late 2008 model to install Lion.
No. Late 2006 has a Core 2 Duo - which is what it says is needed.
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post #5 of 15
Take it to the Apple Store, rage at them, make them do it for free!

My boss went and "professionally" raged at the people there to give him a new iPhone cause his kept missing calls. They gladly obliged.
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post #6 of 15
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In System Profiler it shows that my network card is b/g/n and I know that the early 2006 had neither N nor draft N.
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by KrisBKreeme View Post
Take it to the Apple Store, rage at them, make them do it for free!

My boss went and "professionally" raged at the people there to give him a new iPhone cause his kept missing calls. They gladly obliged.
I'm not that kind of person. The MacBook is 5 years old, second hand and I've upgraded the HDD myself. If I walked into an Apple Store with this thing and started shouting in the face of a worker I'd just look like an idiot.
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post #8 of 15
whatever the case, it should be lion compatible....

What is the model number?
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post #9 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
whatever the case, it should be lion compatible....

What is the model number?
I can't find the model number. I'm new to Mac, were would I find it?

It says 1,1 in profiler. I'm thinking something is messed up though I really am sure it is a Core 2 Duo.
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post #10 of 15
http://www.ifixit.com/Info/ID-your-Mac

^use that, report back
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