How will my MBP's performance fare in 4 years?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Swift Sketcher, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. Swift Sketcher macrumors regular

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    I've been a PC guy until just a few weeks ago when I got my first Mac, which is absolutely the best computer I've ever used. But with a PC over the years, the build up and the clutter manage to clog up performance. Should I expect my MBP to run as fast as the day I got it in 4 years time, or will it suffer from performance deterioration? Am I going to have to do a clean install in a couple of years?

    I have a 2.2 SR 15'' MBP.
     
  2. Mydel macrumors 6502a

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    Every so often is good to reinstall. I do it like every 2 years. It helps.
     
  3. masse macrumors 6502a

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    rule of thumb for using a pc is to format the drive and reinstall the OS every year and defragment daily. That always worked for me.

    With a mac it defragments itself continually. I'd reinstall osx maybe once in 4 years... it doesn't seem to get too bogged down. Then again I've only had a mac since june.
     
  4. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    i got a powerbook 4 years ago with 10.2. i moved to a macbook pro last year. all the while i've been upgrading the OS install each time there was an update, without a fresh reinstall. i guess there was technically a reinstall when i went to the macbook pro, but it took my user folder from the old machine, which carries a lot of stuff with it. if theres a system that should be bogged down, it's mine, and it still "scrolls like butter".
     
  5. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    It is my own paranoia that causes me to reinstall OS X and zero out the HD every eight months. :eek:

    Amazing how much clutter builds up in one's system.
     
  6. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    You certainly don't need to defrag daily monthly maybe but not daily that won't have any affect at all.
     
  7. chariotofFIRE macrumors member

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    I wonder if my MBP would die out in 3 years... Wouldnt mind if it did though :rolleyes:;)
     

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