The Apple iMac Intel Aluminum “Core 2 Duo” computer released August 2008 was another creative step in the evolution of the iMac. The new aluminum bodies certainly became a stand-out highlight however the external design was not the only fascinating thing this device displayed. It also had a faster processor under the body, the Intel “Core 2 Duo” processor and the ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with graphics acceleration for graphics. The FireWire ports were still limited to 2 ports however, the second FireWire “400” port was upgraded to a FireWire “800” port. The design of this iMac oozed elegance and class and in some circles is still a very useful machine.
The maximum version of Mac OS X, OS X, or macOS supported by each G3 and later Mac follows. For complete specs on a particular system, click the name of the Mac. For all Macs that are compatible with a specifc maximum supported version of Mac OS X - courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort- click the OS of interest. The iMac Intel Aluminum “Core 2 Duo” had the Mac OS X 10.5.2 (9C2028) operating system pre-installed on it. It was powered by a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (E8135) processor. Its graphics processor was the ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics processor — using PCI Express — with 128 MB of GDDR3 video memory. Memory & Architecture. Apple Laptop MacBook MC207LL/A Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz 2 GB Memory 250 GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 13.3' Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard REFURBISHED This means the product was tested and repaired as required to meet the standards of the refurbisher, which may.
The device was built with 250.0 GB Serial ATA (3Gb/s) hard drive storage with a disk speed of 7200 RPM.
The iMac Intel Aluminum “Core 2 Duo ”featured a
The iMac includes the following features and ports:
The iMac Intel Aluminum “Core 2 Duo” had the Mac OS X 10.5.2 (9C2028) operating system pre-installed on it. It was powered by a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (E8135) processor. Its graphics processor was the ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics processor — using PCI Express — with 128 MB of GDDR3 video memory.
The device was built with 6 MB on-chip level 2 cache with a frontside bus of 1066 MHz and with 1 GB of 800 MHz PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM for its RAM. It’s designed was centered on a 64-Bit architecture.
Although the iMac Intel Aluminum “Core 2 Duo” came with 1 GB of RAM, it could be upgraded up to 6 GB of RAM.
The Operating System of the iMac can also be upgraded from its pre-installed Mac OS X 10.5.2 (9C2028) up to MacOS X 10.11. This iMac was also able to act as a host Windows OS, mainly being Windows XP SP2 (32-Bit) and more recently Windows 7 (32-Bit).
This iMac Intel Aluminum “Core 2 Duo” had the following dimensions of 46.9 cm, 48.5 cm, 18.9 cm and a weight of 20 lbs (9.1 kg).
Introduced:April 28, 2008
Discontinued:March 3, 2009
Screen Size and Resolution
20 inches TFT
Level 1 Cache
Level 2/Level 3 Cache
6 MB (on-chip)
1 (2 Cores)
Min. RAM Speed
Core 2 Duo (E8135)
System Bus Speed
Radeon HD 2400 XT
Cache Bus Speed
2.4 GHz (Built-in)
Inclusive Features and Ports
250 GB HDD
Standard Optical Drive
8X DL “Super Drive”
3.5” (26.10 mm)
Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
Standard Air Port
USB Port 2.0
1 (400) 1 (800)
Apple Aluminum Keyboard
iMac Core 2 Duo (AI)
Apple Order No
Apple Model Number
A1224 (EMC 2210)
To upgrade you need to be sure your model meets the requirements:
Upgrading to El Capitan
You can upgrade to El Capitan from Lion or directly from Snow Leopard. El Capitan can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for FREE.
To upgrade to El Capitan you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or Lion installed. Download El Capitan from the App Store. Sign in using your Apple ID. El Capitan is free. The file is quite large, over 5 GBs, so allow some time to download. It would be preferable to use Ethernet because it is nearly four times faster than wireless.
Macs that can be upgraded to OS X El Capitan
1. iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) - Model Identifier 7,1 or later
2. MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) - Model Identifier 5,1 or later
3. MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later
4. MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) - Model Identifier 2,1 or later
5. Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later
6. Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later
7. Xserve (Early 2009) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later
To find the model identifier open System Information in the Utilities folder. It's displayed in the panel on the right. See the following User Tip: Basic Steps for Upgrading OS X.
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