MbP Late 2011 slow on new OS X versions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by esk, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. esk macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2016
    Hello Guys,

    Ever since updating my macbook pro to Yosemite and beyond my macbook felt slow. I also did get the spinning beach ball very often. To the point were I no longer wanted to use it.

    Yesterday I did a internet recovery which installed os X Lion. After booting into it i immediately noticed how much faster it runs, even though the geekbench scores are the same with the different os x versions.

    I've updated to Mavericks which runs as quickly and snappy as Lion. So once again I'm having a macbook which I enjoy using even though I miss a couple of feature of El Capitan and Sierra. But i much rather have a responsive system.

    So my advice to anybody with an older macbook: Don't let geekbench scores fool you.

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