Anyone running El Capitan on Mid 2010 Macbook?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Diwad, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. Diwad macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys. Wanted to ask you about your Mid 2010 Macbook and El Capitan impressions. Anyone of you have tried this config? Is it useable?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. LuisN macrumors newbie

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    It works very well in my MacBook Late 2009. Fast, fast, fast...:)
     
  3. rbgaynor macrumors member

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    So far so good on my mid-2010 15" MBP.
     
  4. 01mggt macrumors 6502

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    2010 White unibody MacBook here. 2.4 C2D with 8GB RAM and OCZ 120GB SSD and it absolutely flies. I dare say it is more responsive than Yosemite was.
     
  5. bmac89 macrumors 6502a

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    Great to hear. I have a 2009 Imac and a 2010 macbook. Only problem is I still have a spinning hard drive.
    How does it compare to Snow Leopard on your system? Also how does it compare to Mavericks & Yosemite on that machine (if you used them)?
     
  6. akkers macrumors newbie

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    I m testing it on a Mid 2010 Macbook Pro 2.4 C2D, with spinning HDD 256 GB and default 4GB RAM. The system also has Snow Leopard.
    El Capitan takes lot longer to boot up but once up, I find it quicker in general. Mind you that computer is only used for the web with no other significant apps on it.
     
  7. AleXXXa macrumors 6502

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    It should run fine as long as you have an SSD and at least 4GB of RAM (preferably 8).
     
  8. rbgaynor macrumors member

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    One other thing, my 2010 MBP has had its spinning drive upgraded to Corsair SSD years ago, TRIM is working fine via the "trimforce" tool and I've removed Trim Enabler.
     
  9. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    Running like a champ on my 2010 MBP (I do have an SSD and 8GB ram).
     
  10. Stuey3D macrumors regular

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    Read my thread about my mid 2007 iMac for more details, however its seriously impressive with a 320GB spinning hard drive and only 3GB of RAM.
     
  11. Rusty33 macrumors 6502

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    Great news! Yosemite was awful on my mid-2010 MBP (especially PDF rendering - yikes!_. Have downgraded to Mavericks...but admittedly do miss some of the perks. Looking forward to trying out El Capt...although perhaps i'll wait until 10.11.2 before I wade in this time...

    Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, uh, well, er...you're never going to be fooled again.
     
  12. doug in albq Suspended

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    Most keep comparing El Cap to Yosemite, even on the 2010 MBP.

    Obviously Yosemite was slow on a 2010 MBP, heck, Yosemite was slow, or at least not fast, on MOST Macs, even (especially) on 2012-2014 retina MBP's.

    It would be great if someone was able to compare the speed of El Cap to the speed of Mountain Lion, which is most likely the best OS for a 2010 MBP, in my opinion.
     
  13. janitor3, Jun 20, 2015
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    Running it on partition on early 2011 macbook pro with a 1Tb HD, working great, really fast. Better than Yosemite, which I uninstalled and went back to Mavericks.
     
  14. TheBoggybog macrumors newbie

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    It works great for me ! A lot less lag that Yosemite ( 10.10.3 ) . No major bugs . IT WILL BE A GORGEOUS OPERATING SYSTEM .
     

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  15. WelshDog macrumors member

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    Here's a question. My Mid 2010 MBP was fine until I installed Yosemite. Under Yosemite I started seeing GPU panics that crash the computer. This is also the behavior seen in MPBs that had the defective Nvidia card. I never have issues with the card prior to Yosemite.

    Any possibility El Capitan might fix this issue? Yeah I know, silly question.
     
  16. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Nope... you have a hardware issue that is not going to be helped by any software changes.
     
  17. Mootalicious macrumors newbie

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    On the topic of hardware issues and old laptops, I have the 2011 MBP that is known to have hardware issues with the discrete AMD graphics card.

    I'm still running Snow Leopard and very interested in upgrading to El Capitan from all I've read, but I feel like I need to keep my laptop running on the Intel graphics, which I do with gfxCardStatus.

    Does anyone know if gfxCardStatus works with El Capitan? (Or else that the OS can natively restrict the graphics to the Intel chip?)

    I don't like the chances of burning out my logic board otherwise, and I want to keep going with this laptop until the Skylake release!
     
  18. Weaselboy Moderator

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    According to users in this thread, that app is working in El Capitan.
     
  19. witherwings macrumors member

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    Yup! 15" mid-2010 MacBook Pro perfectly fine! Just sometimes (rarely) I see some graphic glitches, but that already happened with Yosemite. Maybe my GPU is failing already... (?) Intel HD Graphics/Nvidia GeForce 330M BTW.

    But I would recommend to upgrade to SSD though. I am using Vertex 4 500GB SSD with TRIM enabled.

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  20. Mootalicious macrumors newbie

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    Excellent, thanks! I think that seals it for me.
     
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  22. c8rlo macrumors 6502

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    running fine on my Mid-2010 13" MBP, no issues...also have 8gb RAM and a Crucial 256gb SSD.
     
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  24. c8rlo macrumors 6502

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    just to name a few...
    not booting after initial install
    split view not working
    external HD's not showing

    haven't really had a good trial run of the MBP after a full charge...
     
  25. LittleDavid macrumors newbie

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    Running smoothly on a MacBook Pro 2010 i7 2.66GHz with 8gb RAM. HDD needs to be swapped out with an SDD lol, just got this lappie for specific tasks and thought I'd leave it stock with the aftermarket 7200 drive it came with but I guess I'm spoiled.
     

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