2012 mbp 15" slow

lasloduncan

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Why is my 2012 mbp with 16gb and Sierra and not much on it ( I use it as a backup) so damn slow…I use my imac daily nice and quick..mbp not so much- I sorta think, to much software and not enough 2012 backbone to service it?? Thoughts please. thanks
 

hallux

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Is it a retina or non-retina? If non-retina, are you still running the platter drive that came in it? That will be your bottleneck with Sierra.
 
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lasloduncan

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thank you...figured as much bought it used and I think it has a non apple hard drive in it...so likely, I am guessing thanks ...works fine just slow like I said back up to my imac
 
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abaloney

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I think hallux is implying that you should replace your old magnetic hard disk with an SSD. It will make a world of a difference. I have a 2011 with an 850 Evo SSD. It scores ~10K in geekbench, which is still impressive for today's standards. You have the last "upgradable" MBP and its it'll be wholly worthwhile to upgrade the disk to an SSD.
 
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SSD will make a night and day difference. And with today's prices of SSD, I think it's the best bang for the money upgrade.
 
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DeafEyeJedi

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Yep even one of my old 2006 MBP 15" 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo w only 6 GB ram (maximum allowed) w NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256 MB which runs just fine in OS X El Captain (10.11.6) and of course I had to install a SSD to replace its original drive as well as swapping out the CD/DVD drive with additional SSD for twice the space.

Did the same things on my newer 2012 MBP 15" (non-retina) and I can't be more happier!
 
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lasloduncan

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well we are were wrong...it was an impaired cable signal...larry the cable guy fixed it ...fast as me after an apple pie--so weak cable signal
 
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