How can I rejuvenate and update my Mac?
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac5,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM51.0090.B09
SMC Version (system): 1.8f2
Serial Number (system): YD64506ZVUX
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F2C4E50F
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Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 17-Inch Specs
Identifiers: Late 2006 - MA590LL - iMac5,1 - A1208 - 2114
I can't thank you enough for your expertise. Unfortunately I upgraded to Lion based on the advice from an apple "Genius". Now I can't run Photoshop :( That was a painful upgrade day.
Will upgrading the RAM actually improved speed and function? Or should I call it a day and buy a new machine. I miss my Photoshop and can't manage to get another copy.
Do a clean install of your last OS that let you use your Photoshop. If you're told you can't drop back, or install an older OS there's information about how to do that ON MAC FORUMS (search the web) - this is not a software help site - policy is hardware, occasionally a bit of software advice. The BEST and most cost effective upgrade a DIY can manage is RAM upgrade. Maxing out RAM always pays off - unless your HD is full you need ~20% of your HD free at all times for VMEM and swap files. ( a 80 GB drive needs 16 free, a 350GB drive needs 70GB free and so on).
When a machine can no longer accomplish the main reason for which you bought it , (obsolete software or hardware) then its time to get a new one.
Ouch! - Sorry to say your between a rock and a hard place on this one. It sounds like your Photoshop is OX-9 early OS/x with Rosetta services (OS-9 emulation) so it's not OS-X compliant. At this point I would recommend making a full backup and reformat the HD with the earlier OS-X (Leopard or Snow Leopard) or OS-9 which ever you had before. If you really need to run Lion or Mountain Lion for some other software with an external disk you could set it up with your other OS and then use the Startup control panel to swap which disk to boot up from (keeping things isolated per the disk).