Best OSX for Macbook Pro 2010

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rubenbs, May 11, 2015.

  1. rubenbs macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2015
    i have some problems with my macbook pro 2010 (middle) with OS X Yosemite and i try to look the best OS X for my Macbook Pro.

    My setup is the next:

    2,66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB
    Disco duro:
    SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series Media 256GB

    i'm a QA engineer and the use of my macbook is open a vmware with a windows 7 and work with him. out of the vmware only have a Chrome with 3 tabs open always. But the macbook fan is working hard you know?

    Also have problems with the performance of the applications when i have vmware open and chrome...

    On my free time i try to make music with logic pro X but if i open a chrome with youtube to listen music for inspiration the performance is very slow..


  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Quit using Chrome. It's a resource hog.
  3. TheGreenBastard macrumors 6502


    Nov 1, 2012
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Stop using chrome, you'll use a whole lot less resources with any other browser.
  5. Kissmyne macrumors 6502


    Apr 21, 2015
    Don't use Chrome, it can be a resource hog, and it has issues "getting along" with some applications. Performance wise, either Mavericks or Yosemite are your best bet.
  6. freeskier93 macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2008
    It’s a 5 year old computer, what do you expect? Downgrading your OS isn’t going to help your application performance.
  7. rubenbs thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2015

    thanks all for responses!

    well i know that my MBP is a 5 years old computer but i think that i can use it with good performance.

    ¿ should be Firefox the best bet ?

    the final option is do a downgrade of OS X...

    i read that my best bet are Mavericks, Yosemite or Snow Leopard but the last one is not very older than the rest?

    thx all dudes!
  8. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Downgrading OSX won't improve performance.

    No safari is the best bet, it uses the least resources in OSX.

    Do not use a VM install windows on bootcamp and boot into it this will give you all the performance on each OS and not have to split it.

    Your computer is 5 years old, Internet browsing uses a lot more resources than 5 years ago what with endless HD flash video ads etc all over the net. Use ADblock thsi may help.

    Also try opening it up and blowing out any dust gently with compressed air.

    Go to disk utility and do a repair disk as well.
  9. rubenbs thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2015

    i will use adblock and blow the dust of fan and use disk utility tool.

  10. arcite macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2009
    Cairo, trapped in a pyramid with my iphone
    Mavericks runs like a champ on my 2010 macbook pro with 8gigs ram & SSD. To further improve performance, try using Firefox and/or Safari with flashblock plugin. Ofcourse, running windows 7 is probably taxing the aging CPU.

    Dusting out the fan is also a great idea, be sure to check the in-take vent can really get clogged with dust (use tweezers).
  11. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    ClickToFlash, or disabling Flash entirely, will also go a long way.

    Something else that will go a long way is replacing the hard drive with an SSD. I did this to a 2010 MBP, and the difference in responsiveness was like night and day.
  12. jev425 macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    I've been dealing with a slow 2010 MacBook and was planning to add 8gb ram and an ssd. Looks like you guys really saw a difference when you added those.

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