Can Your Mac Run OS X Yosemite? OS X 10.10 System Requirements

The New OS X Yosemite 10.10 have lots of new features and updates and of course you will update to OS X Yosemite when available to everyone this fall. But before that you must know the OS X Yosemite system requirements. I have already dual boot OS X Mavericks and OS X Yosemite beta on my MacBook 13-in, Mid 2009 (Intel 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo with 4GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M) and its working absolutely fine. Simply If your Mac can run OS X Mavericks then your Mac is compatible with OS X Yosemite 10.10, but I think next time I need to update my Mac :).

OS X Yosemite System Requirements

OS X 10.10 System Requirements are very similar to OS X Mavericks, but we have to see until we got final version of OS X this fall.According to Wikipedia the following Mac models are compatible with OS X Yosemite 10.10:

  • iMac (Mid-2007 or later)
  • MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later), (17-inch, Late 2007 or later)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
  • Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)

Find Mac Model

If you don’t know exactly which iMac, Macbook, Mini or Mac pro model do you have then here is the method to find Mac model.


Click on Apple menu and select “About this Mac” option, this will open a screen with some basic Mac software and hardware information. But If you want to see the Mac model name then you need to click the “More info…” button on the screen, and here you will find the Mac Model information and some extra hardware related specs as well.


If you have installed any earlier version of OS X on your Mac like version 10.5.6 then you might see a different screen when you click the “More Info…” button. But you can find Mac model and other hardware and software information on that screen as well.

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