2010 MBP update options?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AriGold, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. AriGold macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2010
    I have a 2010 MBP that I am looking into updating.

    Spec -

    2010 MBP
    2.66 C2D
    4GB Ram
    320 GB HD

    I have a version of mavericks downloaded from a while ago but never installed as I wasnt sure on the process.

    My questions are is it worth updating? And if so, to Mavericks or Yosemite?

    If I were to update, what steps should I take before I do so other than a back up. Can I do a fresh install or just update via the app store?
  2. brdeveloper macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    First of all, you should install a SSD. Snow Leopard runs with acceptable performance with a HDD, but the SSD is mandatory on Mavericks and Yosemite. After the SSD upgrade (and cloning the HDD using carbon copy cloner app) do a backup and update straight to Yosemite, unless you use some specific app which can't go further than Mavericks.

    Clean installs are nice, but I always perform upgrades and I'm fine. You'll want to disable the translucency on Yosemite, so the user interface is more fluid on less capable GPUs, but it's worth updating. Safari will become usable again :D

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