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I have an almost new iMac5. Is it possible to Hackintosh this machine and make a more flexible and powerful desktop out of it?
I am 82 years old and new to this Hackintosh idea. Relatively computer savvy as I have worked with computers since I was 18, however mostly software.
 

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Welcome to the tonymacx86 forum. Pleease find your iMac on everymac.com and post the link. This will help us help you better.

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I have an almost new iMac5. Is it possible to Hackintosh this machine and make a more flexible and powerful desktop out of it?
I am 82 years old and new to this Hackintosh idea. Relatively computer savvy as I have worked with computers since I was 18, however mostly software.
Welcome to the forum @GeneHig!
 

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I have an almost new iMac5. Is it possible to Hackintosh this machine and make a more flexible and powerful desktop out of it?
Looks like an iMac 5,1 from 2006 that can run 10.7.5 Lion as the maximum OS. What is it you want to run on it ? Do you want to swap out the hardware to run a recent macOS version or just try something newer than Lion ? The ATI Radeon X1600 graphics really limit what you might do in that respect.
 
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The iMac 5 from 2006 is very limited in RAM, Storage, and processing capacity. I might like to use it as a workhorse desktop or as a media server.
Actually, I would like to just make a Hackintosh that rivals my Macbook Pro and I have the iMac5 as well as an old Dell Windows machine that I could use for a box. I also have 2 MacBook Pros and a Macbook Air.
 
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Welcome to the tonymacx86 forum. Pleease find your iMac on everymac.com and post the link. This will help us help you better.

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Admin: the sign-up called for Motherboard, CPU, and Graphics but I do not know where/how to find this info for my Macbook Pro. You guys filled it in saying "I DIDN'T READ THE RULES! SO IGNORE ME". Please tell me what rules I am not following so I can correct my errors.
 

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Admin: the sign-up called for Motherboard, CPU, and Graphics but I do not know where/how to find this info for my Macbook Pro. You guys filled it in saying "I DIDN'T READ THE RULES! SO IGNORE ME". Please tell me what rules I am not following so I can correct my errors.
See the Forum Rules, Profiles Section.

Put your iMac in the Profile Components. In your case,

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