iMac mid 2011 OS upgrade query

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

  1. Dave Donut macrumors newbie

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    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

    keysofanxiety

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

    MultiFinder17

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    10.11 will run like a champ on your machine. Go for it!
     
  4. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    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

    Trebuin

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    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

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    Many thanks to those of you who have taken the trouble to reply.

    Very helpful.
     

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