8GB in the MBP - Best Performance

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  1. Sdahe, May 21, 2012
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    Hello guys,

    I installed 8GB of ram in my MBP a month ago and I was wondering which OS will give me better performance with those 8GB. Now I have SL installed in my MBP. Would Lion give me better performance? Or shoul I stay with SL?

    Thanks
     
  2. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    The OS doesn't matter so much when it comes to RAM performance. However, on older machines, snow leopard does offer better overall performance than lion.
     
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    Windows usually has slightly less power efficient optimizations, so things tend to run faster. The CPU turbos higher longer and most drivers are better written especially GPU drivers.

    Just food for thought, you're flexible.
     
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    Lion is pretty bad on the speed front.

    Wait for Mountain Lion and skip Lion.
     
  6. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You know that this is one of the reasons that I don't want to buy an iMac now... it will come with Lion.
     
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    Was. 10.7.4 brings the speed back.
     
  8. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't know... I remembered that I installed Lion in my MBP and didn't like it. It was kind of wierd.
     
  9. rpmor macrumors member

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    more detail? cause i don't see ML changing that much from Lion in terms of its presentation
     
  10. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    That is pretty false. I find that Lion gives terrific performance, especially with a lot of RAM.
     
  11. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well maybe I should install it again but this time doing a clean install.

    I guess that 8GB would be fine right?
     
  12. thekev macrumors 604

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    Is your current machine lagging? If not I'd just stick with SL for now, then buy a new machine once mountain lion stabilizes.
     
  13. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    My computer is running fine now... I was just wondering if it would run better with Lion.
     
  14. thekev macrumors 604

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    Personally I like Snow Leopard. When mountain lion debuts, I'll wait for a version where all software I use is checked off as running okay before I jump on a new machine.
     
  15. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well... I'll stay in Snow Leopard for a while.
     

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