Install elcapitan on mid 2009 MacBook?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by shankar2, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. shankar2 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    #1
    Hi I upgraded my mid 2009 MacBook to 4 gb Ram

    It's running Yosemite but app launch time and stuff is slow

    Do you guys think elcapitan would be better on it? Kindly assist Thanks!
     
  2. thekayman macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2014
    #2
    It's been discussed. The biggest difference you will see is from installing an SSD. My '09 MBP runs much better on El Capitan than Yosemite - but I've got an SSD and use the discrete GPU.
     
  3. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    #3
    Thanks I don't know how to install a ssd onto my old macbook.

    With the original MacBook drive has anyone installed Elcapitan?
     
  4. Buggyflayer macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2014
    Location:
    West Sussex, UK
    #4
    I've installed El Capitan on a 2009 MacBook with ye olde HDD, it seems to work fine so far.

    You may find this of interest if you do decide you would like to speed things up with an SSD.
    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Core+Duo+Hard+Drive+Replacement/282
     
  5. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    #5
    Thanks for the feedback and link sounds like fun this update
     
  6. TheGdog macrumors 6502

    TheGdog

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
    #6
    I'm running it on my 09 MacBook. Runs pretty good. I do, however, have an ssd.
     
  7. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

    MagicBoy

    Joined:
    May 28, 2006
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    #7
    Running El Cap on a Mac mini 2009 with an SSD, which is the same core hardware as the MacBook. Runs well for a 6+ year old machine.

    Mavericks and Yosemite beachballed quite badly on the original mechanical hard drive, the £50 SSD upgrade was worth every penny.
     
  8. TheGdog macrumors 6502

    TheGdog

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
    #8

    Yeah, it's really the best upgrade you can make to an older machine! Not to expensive either.
     

Share This Page