Would this Mac run Rhino?


#1

Would this Mac run Rhino (6)?

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I know 10.7.5 is not enough.
Would it be possible to install the current OSX on this machine?

And is the GeForce 8600 good enough to process all the display modes?


#2

256Mb video memory is pretty tiny; 4Mb RAM also a bit minimal, but it might work…

I have a mid-2010 MBP running High Sierra OS; video is a GT 9600/512 Mb, RAM 8Mb. Mac Rhino runs fine on it. I don’t do any heavy lifting though, use it basically for testing and documentation.


#3

You can check on the Apple site to see if your Mac wi run High Sierra, and probably what OS your computer will run. Scroll down to next section under " Can your Mac use High Sierra?"

That being said I did have my 2006 MacPro 1,1 running El Capitan, but it had quad core CPU & 22GB of ram, so it ran rhino no problem.

You have a MacBook Pro 4,1 & 4 GB ram. I would probably max out the ram first.

You should also grey out your serial number :slight_smile:

IHTH «Randy


#4

Unfortunately, it won’t.

Very good idea - done, thanks.

Yes, 256MB seems pretty low to me as well.

I could get the MBP for 100€ from a friend.
Too much for a 10 year old machine not running the current OS.
Finally I decided to not bite this Apple.

Thanks for your thoughts.


#5

You don’t need Him Sierra to run Rhino, You can use Yosemite or El Capitan also. It is just a quick search on Apple store. What OS are you running? I have to leave for a bit .


#6

Ah, ok.
I’m not so deep in the Apple world, and therefore not familiar with the OS names.

Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5


#7

I was lucky. The school bought this machine for me in 2010, it was the absolute top-end at the time (17"). After 5 years, the school considers computers depreciated and will take them out of inventory and sell them to the staff for private use - for only 50 Swiss francs… :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

HAHAHA, nice 50 Swiss Franc equals 68.22 Canadian Dollars , crap I bought this used 2012 15" MacBook Pro for 1000$ CDN a year ago.

«Randy


#9

Official requirements from the download Rhino for Mac post;

You should be able to upgrade to at least El Capitan. Go to your MacAppStore and download it and see if it will install. It should tell you fairly quick if you can install it. If it downloads, then see if it will up grade to Sierra. :slight_smile:
«Randy


#10

Once I had to buy a new laptop for Rhino trainings etc.
I thought of a Mac, because it runs Windows as well.
Then I had to give up on Apple, the device price was ~2700.
I bought a pretty similar PC from Sony for ~700.
Easy decision…


(Marlin Prowell) #11

The MacbookPro4,1 will run Mac Rhino 5, but because of limited RAM and GPU memory, you won’t be able to create or work with large models.

This Mac is ten years old, and you should expect the hardware to die at any time. Apple has declared this Mac as obsolete, so you cannot get any repair parts for it. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201624

This Mac will not run any version of macOS past 10.11.x. Apple dropped OS support for this Mac with macOS 10.12.

Mac Rhino V6 will require macOS 10.13 or later, so this Mac will not run Mac V6 Rhino.


macOS version required for Rhino V6 (not WIP)
IT hesitations to move to High Sierra
#12

Thank you Marlin for the clear statement.


(Dan Belcher) #13

4 posts were split to a new topic: IT hesitations to move to High Sierra


#14

Have an older Apple, and you are lost.
I have 12 year old Windows machines that at least run V6 under the newest OS.
Ok, I’ll look for a fresher fruit.