mac os for Macbook Pro Early 2011

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  1. muserr macrumors newbie

    muserr

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    someone help me,,what the best os for my macbook pro early 2011?

    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)
    Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphic Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB
    HDD 320GB SATA Disk
     
  2. chabig macrumors 603

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    You should be running the latest version, macOS 10.13.5 High Sierra.
     
  3. prisstratton macrumors 6502a

    prisstratton

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    You only have a dual core processor in that system, so you might want to think about at least putting in a SSD, in fact I would say that this is a necessity if you go to High Sierra. I also consider 8 GB RAM to be a minimum these days and the upgrade to 12 GB would not cost you too much, just add in 1 x 8 GB stick.

    If you do not want to do these upgrades then I would suggest that you go no higher than Mavericks 10.9.

    I hope it helps.
     
  4. Gringorio macrumors newbie

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    Hi prisstratton,
    Can you mix and match memory in high sierra? I thought you had to add memory in equal pairs 2x 4GB or 2x 8GB etc.
    If I could get by with 1x 4GB and 1x 8GB that would be righteous.
     
  5. prisstratton macrumors 6502a

    prisstratton

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