Macbook Pro 2010 - El Capitan or High Sierra?

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  1. Argyboy macrumors member

    Argyboy

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    Hey folks,

    Picked up a MBP 2010 (Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz) a few weeks back, 8GB RAM, stuck an SSD in it. Just wondering whether El Capitan or High Sierra would be best in terms of speed and usability on a machine of this age?

    Not too fussed about the El Cap EOL coming up at the end of the year - just looking for some advice on the most suitable OS for this machine. It seems that this can pretty much run everything from Snow Leopard through to HS - I'm fairly new to Macbooks so any advice on the speediest OS to run on this currently would be appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. LarryJoe33 macrumors 65832

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    High Sierra should run fine with 8GB and an SSD. I have 16GB but I am pretty sure I have only seen the memory peak 12GB.
     
  3. Argyboy thread starter macrumors member

    Argyboy

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    Thanks! I guess the extra support cycle would be handy on that one too. Get another few years out of this MacBook! Cheers
     
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