Back to Mavericks?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TheLion01, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. TheLion01 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina-display 13-inch, that came with OS X Mavericks pre-installed.
    I upgraded to Yosemite when it came out.

    I have only 4GB RAM and somethimes when I have a lot programs open, I have to close programs because of the RAM. My question is: Do Mavericks handle RAM better than Yosemite? And is it worth it to downgrade to Mavericks?


    TheLion01
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Yosemite should run fine with 4GB. What problem symptoms does your Mac have that makes you think you have to close programs?
     
  3. TheLion01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My Mac runs slower when I have a lot of programs open. It isn't a big problem but I just want to get the most out of my hardware. I read on the internet that Mavericks runs beter than Yosemite on machines with 4GB RAM.
     
  4. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Your perceived slowness may not be due to RAM. It could be because you're asking the machine to do a lot at once. If you really do thinknits RAM related, why not add some RAM for $50 and see what happens? It the OS is paging to disk, a slow drive could also by the culprit. Adding an SSD makes a night and day difference.
     
  5. SSD-GUY, Feb 22, 2015
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    SSD-GUY macrumors 6502a

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    Just go into internet recovery.

    Link - http://osxdaily.com/2014/12/14/reinstall-os-x-mac-internet-recovery/

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    He has a Retina MBP which already has one of the fastest SSDs available right now.
     

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