White Macbook & Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Calisi*, Mar 24, 2013.

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    Calisi*

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    Hi all!

    I've just ordered a macbook 2010 with 4GB, 250 hard drive and 2.4ghz. I wanted to install mountain lion on there but don't want it to be laggy or anything... would this be possible? What do you recommend?

    Thanks
     
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    ResPublica

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    ML works fine on that machine. I personally have an older Macbook, about the slowest machine that can still run ML, and it actually works very well, better than Lion and a bit slower than Snow Leopard.
     
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    I was wondering about Lion myself, I've been reading a lot about how it's slower than Snow Leopard, which is what I'm running, just upgraded from Leopard, and I saw a speed increase after the upgrade.

    Would there be any good reason to upgrade to Lion for my Early 2008 13" Macbook?

    I've heard issues running Aperture 3 or Lightroom 4 on it. Which is why I've stayed on Snow Leopard.
     
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    Drew017

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    I used Mountain Lion on a 2009 MacBook and it was pretty good (much better than Lion was) and if you have 4GB and a 2.4ghz you should have a great experience with ML.
     
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    I recently grabbed a unibody white macbook from ebay in great condition - upgraded to 8gb ram and a momentus xt and it rocks - running mountain lion and day to day wouldn't notice much difference from a more modern machine TBH. Love the design and size, fits my needs perfectly. Internet recovery only seems to want to offer lion though even though i have mountain lion purchased on app store?
     
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    Calisi*

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    I was thinking of upgrading to 8GB, mine currently has 4GB. Might make things a bit smoother..?
     
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    Rule #1 with laptops: Always max out the RAM. Especially if you're going to leave the HDD in. If you're planning on replacing it with a SSD then still go with 8 (or 16 GB).
     
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    My MacBook is running ML and works perfectly fine, doesn't boot quite as fast as it did with snow leopard, but everything works nice and smoothly once it's up and running.
     

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