07 MacBook: Will Snow Leopard Improve?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by trajen, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. trajen macrumors 6502a

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    Will upgrading my 07/08 white MacBook to Snow Leopard make a noticiable difference in my day-to-day computing? I've been reading articles about the new OS and from what I gather, I won't be able to take advantage of the new features in Snow Leopard. (64-bit, Grand Central, etc.)

    I've never upgraded or modified my MacBook since I purchased it. If Snow Leopard will make a significant difference then I will buy. If not, I'll just stick to what I've got. ;)
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    There is no way to measure significant.

    Upgrading your ram or hard drive speed would be a bigger difference I imagine, particularly the former. If nothing else Snow Leopard will make things faster and given you more free space on your hard drive.
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Your MacBook will benefit from GrandCentral and 64-bit Applications. But as far as OpenCL, and hardware acceleration, it is not possible for you. So, even though there is a speed bump and more HDD space, there won't be much of a difference.

    Also, to notice the benefits of Grand Central, your applications have to be re-written to take advantage of that.
     
  4. tekio macrumors regular

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    The only performance difference I've noticed is that 10A432 uses more ram than 10.5.8 which is an issue when you've only got 1gb.
     
  5. trajen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, then I'll just stick with what I've got.

    Maybe after upgrading my RAM I'll consider Snow Leopard.
    Thanks, guys. :)
     

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