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How to determine your system specs in Mac OSX

Summary
This document details how to determine your Mac's processor speed, installed memory, and hard drive size.

Steps
1. Processor Speed and Installed Memory
2. Hard Drive Total Size and Available Space

1. Processor Speed and Installed Memory

Click on the Apple logo in the upper left hand corner of the screen, and then click the "About this Mac" menu option.
Apple Menu

The "About this Mac" info window will contain the processor speed (in GHz) and the processor series (G4, G5).  Additionally, it will list the amount of memory (or RAM) installed.  In this example, the computer has a 1GHz G4 processor, with 512 MB of memory.
About This Mac Window


2. Hard Drive Total Size and Available Space

Two button mouse - Right click on "Mac HD" icon on desktop.
Single button mouse - Hold down the "Control" key and click on "Mac HD" icon on desktop.
Click the "Get Info" option.
Get Info Option
The "Mac HD Info" window will list the capacity (or total size) of the drive, and the available (or free) space on the drive.
MAC HD Info

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