Mavericks on imac late 2007

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by ratbike, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. ratbike macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2011
    Hi, just thought id let the community know that mavericks on my late 2007 imac with 4 gig memory, works very bad indeed, very sluggish and start-up times for proggies are almost double to what it used to be, even my mail (apple en outlook) are suffering, i know that it was a shot in the dark but i had to try it, and now ill be trying mountain lion, if that don't succeed its back to good old snow leopard 10.6.........hope this helps people who otherwise were going over to mavericks..........

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  2. jsmits macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2013
    Just curious having a late 2007 iMac myself and thinking about installing OS X Mavericks: did you do a clean install or an update?
  3. martosprint macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    I just plain updated my old 2007 iMac and it went very well. Before the update it this iMac had slowed down a bit, but since the update it to me seems to run a little faster. I only have 3 gigs of ram on the old one and it runs good enough for me. I have a newer late 2012 iMac that I use mostly and the old iMac is mainly just a spare, but I keep everything updated on both computers.
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    It's not certain that your experience will be true for all computers of that model or vintage. It's also possible that your problem could be fixed.
    Make sure you don't have any third-party software running in the background (particularly from the same vintage).
    Also, test a new user account, and see if the problems persist. If not, it's nothing to do with the OS. Go back to your old account and fix the problem there.
  5. ratbike thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2011
    @Benwiggy, Thats a good tip and for the record i updated not clean install, mayby ill try a clean install, ill keep my findings posted.

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