Mountain Lion on Older Macbook

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by DockMac, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2008
    I am looking for anecdotal evidence (or even scientific) of the performance of older Macbooks under Mountain Lion. I am debating whether or not to install it on a late 2008 aluminum MacBook w/ 2GB RAM, which Apple suggests is the minimum system requirements.

    I currently have 10.7 installed on it, and it runs sluggish. If 10.8 performs better, albeit slightly, it might be worth the install. If it is worse, I will probably stick to 10.7. I thought about downgrading to 10.6, but there are some features only accessible in 10.7 that deem keeping it, although it's slow performance, necessary.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    You need more ram - 2GB and Lion is painful.....

    Upgrade to 4GB preferably 8GB and see what happens - and then buy Mountain Lion !!
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2008

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