2010 11" MBA 2gb ram mavericks?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by tobeornottobe, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. tobeornottobe macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2013
    Does anybody know if my 11" MBA 2010 with 1.4 GHz core 2duo, 2 GB of 1067 MHz ddr3 ram, nvidia geforce 320M 256 mb will run os x mavericks smoothly? I know it can't run lion or mountain lion smoothly as I tried but had to downgrade back to snow leopard. I heard mavericks is better than lion, so has some tried with success??
  2. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    What performance issues did you see with Mountain Lion on your MBA?
  3. tobeornottobe thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2013
    It was very slow, I couldn't even cycle through my chrome tabs without lag.
  4. flowsy, Nov 27, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2013

    flowsy macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2009
    Do it!

    Installed it on a friends MBA (2010 / 2GB RAM) and it runs smooth as butter. Upgraded from Snow Leopard.
  5. DEG1 macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2013
    N. Chicago Burbs
    Runs great on my late 2010 2GB 13" - better than ML actually.
  6. tobeornottobe thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2013
    THanks, I guess I might just take the plunge and try it. Hopefully I won't have to reinstall Snow Leopard like last time.
  7. jmazzamj macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    Clone your HD on an external, install a fresh copy of Mavericks on your SSD, migrate your content from your external backup and you'll be fine.

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