Lion 10.7.1 update on 2007 MBP?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Badrottie, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Badrottie Suspended

    Badrottie

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    I know many of you already have latest MBP like 2010 or 2011 but I don't know anyone with 2007 MBP issues with Lion OSX? I am thinking about ordering Lion next month after Apple fixed all 10.7 bugs with 10.7.1 update.
     
  2. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    I run Lion on a 2007 MacBook (not the Pro, so MBP should be better)

    The only minor problem I have is with Safari, it eats up all my RAM, meaning I need to restart it after a few hours

    Apart from that it runs swell as SL did
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The 10.7.1 update has been out for some time now. It's foolish to think that all bugs will be fixed with any update, so if you need a computer now, buy it now.
     
  4. Badrottie thread starter Suspended

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    Thank you very much guys…29.95 is very tempting….
     
  5. tpg macrumors regular

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    Did you do an upgrade, or fresh installation? I'm running a late 2007 macbook (the santa rosa revision), and it definitely runs a little bit hotter under lion. For most tasks speed & responsiveness are basically unchanged in my experience - except for scrolling, particularly in safari.

    In addition to the RAM hogging, I also find scrolling in safari is not nearly as smooth compared to older safari versions on SL. I wonder whether this is due to the method apple uses to hardware-accelerate scrolling, as turning off acceleration for the whole OS X UI in Quartz Debug gives much smoother scrolling. I don't think it's an issue of graphics horsepower either - at least on 10.7.0, all the macs at my local apple store suffered from less than silky smooth scrolling, even a mac pro with a fairly powerful graphics card. Will have to go back and check at some point to see if 10.7.1/2 improves things...
     
  6. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    The only way your mac is running hotter is if:

    A. Lion altered the fan speeds to make them run lower at lower temps = good for batter life.

    B. A process(s) is using it, i.e. CPU is processing things.

    As for my 2010 MBP it's running just like it did in SL... amazingly!
     
  7. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    I am running on an upgrade from SL (which was an original Tiger install, upgrade through each version since)

    Dont notice any problems with scrolling, seems smooth

    The only time I notice the fans come on is when I get low on RAM and it starts paging out (mainly Safari has used it all up)

    I did try doing a clean install (on an external drive), the only main difference I noticed was it started up much quicker, performance was the same
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    10.7.1 is a tiny update so I don't think it addresses many issues. Conversely 10.7.2 is rather large so hopefully that it fixes a number of problems
     
  9. dijonemon macrumors newbie

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    I have a mid-2007 macbook and lion runs fine. A few glitches for animations, such as the move to full screen, can be a bit slow but your MBP should be better. I don't use Safari so I dont get the memory issues - Chrome works well for me and I use it on all my laptops, including the Mac.
     
  10. ruiz00tx macrumors newbie

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    I have a mid-2007 MB and I'm going to wait. My MB is running perfect right now with SL.
     

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