iMac mid 2011 OS upgrade query

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Dave Donut, May 11, 2016.

  1. Dave Donut macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2011
    iMac mid 2011 2.5Ghz Intel Core i5
    Installed extra RAM to 12GB 133 MHz DDR3
    Operating on OS X Lion 10.7.5

    Mainly used for browsing, currently Safari 6.1.6

    Have avoided upgrading OS or Safari because have experienced few problems to date and am
    not that savvy.

    Should I upgrade to El Capitan? And anything else I need to know!?

    I would appreciate any advice. And I really mean that.
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604


    Nov 23, 2011
    OS X Lion sucks. Slow and resource intensive. Upgrading to El Capitan would be recommended.
  3. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    10.11 will run like a champ on your machine. Go for it!
  4. redheeler macrumors 603


    Oct 17, 2014
    El Capitan might feel a little bit slower on the stock HDD in your iMac. However, if you want to use Safari, I recommend updating because the Lion version 6.1.6 is getting old and lacks the improvements added in newer versions.
  5. Trebuin macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2008
    Central Cali
    my 2007 runs it...very slow with maxed out ram and SSD installed, but it does the job. Your's should more than enough handle it.
  6. Dave Donut thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2011
    Many thanks to those of you who have taken the trouble to reply.

    Very helpful.

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