2009 MbP 'upgrade' or 'not to upgrade' ??

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  1. aznboi91, Jul 27, 2012
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    aznboi91 macrumors regular

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    Hi everybody.
    I have a 2009(mid year) Macbook Pro.
    2.26ghz
    4gb of ram
    7200rpm hd 320gb

    I'm planning on making to jump to mountain lion from lion. Have any of you done so yet? If so, please share stories of your upgrade or benchmarks?

    Do you feel that there was a speed improvement?

    btw. I've had more heating problems with Lion than Snow Leopard. Is it true for Mountain Lion as well?

    Thanks in advance.
    :)

     
  2. Devilicus macrumors newbie

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    I actually have the same model MBP as yours and upgraded to ML. To be honest I haven't really noticed much difference in performance, good or bad; although I didn't really have any problems with Lion either. The new features are nice though.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I've got the model a step up from yours, it's got a 2.53GHz CPU and came with 4GB of memory(which I've upgraded to 8GB).

    Anyway, Mountain Lion runs just fine.
     
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  5. aznboi91 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did you do a clean install or just upgrade?

     
  6. Dented macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same model as well (the 13"?) - the only difference is I have a 5400rpm 500GB drive, and I actually skipped Lion entirely and just made the leap from Snow Leopard.

    So far I've been pleasantly surprised to find it actually runs just as fast if not faster than SL. I'd heard that Lion could be sluggish in comparison so I was a bit concerned about losing speed but that's not happened at all.

    On the downside, I would say it's running hotter than under SL, and the battery seems to be taking a hit - it may to early to judge though.
     
  7. aznboi91 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did you do a clean install or upgrade?

     
  8. Dented macrumors 6502a

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    Just a standard upgrade, nothing fancy, didn't occur to me to wipe anything. I made sure Time Machine had done a backup, and then just went for it.
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I've never had a problem upgrading from one version of OSX to the next. Windows is another story.
     
  10. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    I tested ML on a 64GB SSD Samsung 830 and Crucial M4 on my late 2008 MBP 15", and I can tell you it runs smooth :cool:. It is probably smoother than retina :D

    The GeekBench 32 and 64-bit showed similar results between Lion and ML.
     

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