Anyone going to Upgrade to Mountain Lion?

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  1. imageWIS macrumors 6502a

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    Any Unibody (Duo Core 2) owners going to upgrade to Mountain Lion? I'm iffy about upgrading from SL to ML on my late 08' Alum MB, because it's only a 2.0 w/ 4GB...
     
  2. OS-SEX macrumors member

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    Yeah I have a late 2009 white unibody and I was wondering the same thing. It's running Lion just fine at the moment but I'd like to hear about how others are doing with these machines and Mountain Lion.
     
  3. miss.manson macrumors 6502a

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    I have a similar model. I have the Pre unibody 2009 white MacBook. Wondering how ML does on this machine because I don't know how well it will run on my machine.
     
  4. aleXXXps macrumors member

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    I'm running it on my 2010 MacBook white. It seems fine, no major differences from Lion performance wise. I do have 8gb of Ram, though.
     
  5. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    Same exact here with an added 320GN 7200RPM drive.

    EDIT: Actually, I have noticed a speed increase. At least it seems like it.
     
  6. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    Using an early 2009 MacBook here ;) and I actually think ML runs just as good if not better than Snow leopard did. It's nice and smooth and is much better with RAM usage... I also think I actually got about 30 min more battery life.
     
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  8. lazydesi macrumors 6502

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    been running on 2010 MB for a while.

    faster,snappier and battery life is better compared to LION

    8gb ram with M4 SSD
     
  9. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    late 2007 for me...and run sl...not only can't it run ml...but now looks like i can't even upgrade to lion as apple has taken it down...errrrr
     
  10. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    I think I have the same machine. Mid 2009 Macbook. White non-unibody, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD. Still on Snow Leopard as I was wary of Lion. I would love to get some reports from other people comparing ML to SL on these old machines.

    Durr. I wouldn't usually say this on these forums, but as Apple has left you with no way of upgrading, and no longer sell Lion, I would try looking elsewhere. Arrh, me maties, haul the Jolly Roger etc. You could also try donating a tenner to Apple if you really wanted.
     
  11. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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  12. miss.manson macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys, I just updated my machine to Mountain Lion and its running quite smoothly. I'm impressed! Here are my specs:

    13-inch mid 2009
    Processor 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 2 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB
    Software OS X 10.8 (12A269)
     
  13. Jony Mac macrumors 6502

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    I upgraded to Mountain Lion on my Late '09 MacBook

    2.2GHz and 8GB of RAM, I think this is a lot faster than Lion was.
     
  14. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    Can't (MacBook 2,1 Late 2006). Wouldn't want to if I could.

    I think I'll finally update to Snow Leopard though! Time to go crazy.
     
  15. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    If you do decide to run ML. I would do a clean install. It will help squeeze every little bit of performance you can.
     
  16. robvas macrumors 68020

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    I have a 2.0GHz w 4GB, ML flies! Glad I upgraded.
     
  17. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same MacBook with 4 gigs of RAM. I upgraded to ML. It works fine so far.
     
  18. rcatron macrumors newbie

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    I installed on my late 2008 unibody and it works like a charm, though I couldn't imagine running it with less than 4 gb of Ram

    Upgrade went smoothly. I have three user accounts which posed no problems. It is no slower than Lion, though no faster, either.

    I think my next step is to install an ssd drive
     
  19. imageWIS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have the 2.0 or the 2.4 GHz ?
     
  20. machappymeal macrumors member

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    Late 2008 Unibody, 2GHz, only 2gig of Ram:eek:, running ML very smoothly:p

    Will be upgrading to 8 gig shortly though.

    Complete fresh install. No issues.
     
  21. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Upgraded to 8GB, that was kind of pointless and a waste of $40 looking back on it.
     
  22. b001ean macrumors member

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    Why would you say that was pointless?

    Also, for the sake of the topic: Late 2009 13" Macbook with 2.26GHz and 2GB RAM and running ML since last night. I can definitely see a small improvement in speed.
     
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  24. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Just because I basically never go above 4GB usage. I don't have a ton of huge photoshop files open etc.

    2GB -> 4GB is a big upgrade
    4GB -> 8GB not so much
     
  25. b001ean macrumors member

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    Ah, okay. Thanks for clarifying. I was interested to know because I think I'm going to upgrade from 2GB to 4GB soon.
     

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