High Sierra and MacBook Air (mid 2011)

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by mikegoldnj, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. mikegoldnj macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2005
    I've never had any issues with beta o/s installs before but, getting constant system crashes/panics with High Sierra.

    Anyone else?
  2. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2014
    Monroe, Louisiana
    I loaded HS via upgrade onto a 2010 MacBook Air with 2GB of RAM and I had the same thing. I then wiped the hard drive clean and re-loaded HS as a clean install and it’s much better. Still a lot of lag opening apps but the crashes are down to once very couple of hours versus every 5 minutes.
  3. mikegoldnj thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2005
    I ended up reformatting and rolling back to Sierra. I’ll give it another shot after a couple more beta versions.
  4. K4LK macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2009
    No. Sorry. My 11" mid-2011 Air is running High Sierra beta 1 okay.
  5. dogslobber macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
    The early betas contain lots of debug and are not optimized builds so that the bugs can be shaken out. Don't forget why these are called /Developer Builds/, which is to allow developers to make sure their software is compatible. It's generally not for non-developers thinking it can be their new computer OS from day one.
  6. weezin macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    Bumping an old thread...

    I just update to High Sierra on my mid-2011 Macbook Air base (4 gb of ram) and it seems to be running like crap. Apps take longer to load, transitions aren't as smooth, webpages seem to load much slower, etc. Noticeable worse than Sierra that I had before it.

    I'm wondering if I can downgrade at this point, or if I'll have to ride it out and hope that subsequent updates will make it better. For now, I'm a bit disappointed.
  7. weezin macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2012

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