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Old Sep 21, 2013, 12:51 AM   #1
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Upgrade to OSX Maverick Slowing Down Macbook Performance

Hey,

I have a Macbook (Final Generation) (white) running OSX 10.6.8 - Snow leopard.

I want to know whether upgrading to OSX Maverick will slow my macbooks overall performance down?

Configuration:
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz
Memory: 2 GB
Hard Disk: 250 GB

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Old Sep 21, 2013, 02:50 AM   #2
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I think yes, it will be slower, mainly because of the 2GB RAM. It would be better with 4GB.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 07:23 AM   #3
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I would certainly put more RAM in it, even for 10.6.

Otherwise, Mvxs should not significantly reduce the performance of the machine. It may even increase it slightly.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 10:57 AM   #4
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I think yes, it will be slower, mainly because of the 2GB RAM. It would be better with 4GB.
It's knee-jerk comments like this that crack me up. Where do you guys come up with this stuff? Based on what we've been told, 10.9 should technically be better at handling memory than any other previous release:

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Old Sep 21, 2013, 11:10 AM   #5
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It's knee-jerk comments like this that crack me up. Where do you guys come up with this stuff? Based on what we've been told, 10.9 should technically be better at handling memory than any other previous release:

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It's a 5 year old Macbook.

It need more RAM.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 11:32 AM   #6
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It's a 5 year old Macbook.

It need more RAM.
What does that have to do with the question asked?
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 07:00 PM   #7
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What does that have to do with the question asked?
Old Mac.

Needs more RAM.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 08:54 PM   #8
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For each year your computer is you should have 1.72GB of RAM. Now, if you really want to be fancy, you can use the flipopolopous formula and just divide 7 by 3.2 for every 11 months. Another trick for the daring, is to simply set your system date back to 1992, and put your screen brightness at 64 percent.

Seriously, though… doubling your RAM will make your MB a lot better over all.
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Old Sep 26, 2013, 09:16 AM   #9
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Speed up Macbook pro

Below are some tips to speed MAc:-

- Defrag your Hard Disk
- Uninstall Junk Stuff Installed by Free Programs
- Delete User Preferences
- Clear your Cache
- Disable Startup Items
- Empty the Trash Folder Regularly


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Google
http://www.backspacetab.com/speed-up-your-slow-macbook/
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Old Sep 26, 2013, 09:27 AM   #10
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All of those might be appropriate for a Windows machine, but they aren't really applicable to Macs, despite the quoted source. For example, Mac OS defrags in the background. Junk software doesn't do anything unless it's running, which it probably isn't. Preferences don't have anything to do with performance. Caches actually make the machine faster. Startup items don't exist (your Startup Items folder is probably already empty), and files in the trash just sit there doing nothing.
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Old Sep 26, 2013, 10:12 AM   #11
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^Yeah just have some free hard drive space for the Mac to auto-defrag with. A really full HDD will slow your Mac somewhat. But yeah it pretty much takes care of itself.

With time the hard drive can degrade in performance, particularly if itís on itís way out. In addition to extra RAM, buying an SSD makes an enormous difference in performance.
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Old Sep 27, 2013, 03:24 AM   #12
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Your system should run much better with Mavericks with the same amount of RAM. I would def upgrade.
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Old Sep 27, 2013, 10:30 AM   #13
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Your system should run much better with Mavericks with the same amount of RAM. I would def upgrade.
Finally an answer to the question. He didn't ask if he bought air conditioning and a new car would his Mac run faster.

Forget the memory (pun intended); Mac's always run faster when mounted on a wooden fencepost !

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Old Sep 30, 2013, 02:25 PM   #14
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Thumbs up Big help

I appreciate the input guys.
Maverick specs do claim to make any system more faster because of that memory sleep thing (spoken about on WWDC 2013, don't remember what its actually called).
But regardless, i'll upgrade the RAM, which is surely needed.
Thank you.
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