MBP mid 2009 El Capitan?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by MacSafe, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. MacSafe macrumors regular

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  2. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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    Seems OK on my 2008 15" MBP. I do have 8Gb and SSD but seems OK. I did a clean install
     
  3. randomgeeza macrumors regular

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    It is fine on my 17 2009, but like above, I have upped the RAM to 8G and I have a Samsung Evo 840 1TB SSD installed. I wouldn't like to see how it is on a traditional HD. I suspect a lot slower than you would like.
     
  4. akkers macrumors newbie

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    I use it on a Mid 2010 Macbook Pro 2.4 C2D, with spinning HDD 256 GB and default 4GB RAM. The system also has Snow Leopard.
    The boot time is longer than Snow Leopard but i find it pretty quick to use overall. No major UI lag anywhere. But this particular laptop is only used for webbrowsing,so my experience may not be similar to a normal user or a power user.
     
  5. thekayman macrumors 6502

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    Very happy with El Capitan, runs much better than Yosemite. Granted, I have an SSD and use the discrete GPU.
     
  6. Rclark03 macrumors newbie

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    It's been running well since beta 1 on my 2009 Mbp 2.26Ghz with 8GB of ram. It was a clean install on my regular HD as I have yet to upgrade to an SSD.
     
  7. marclondon macrumors regular

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    i tried installing El Cap on one of our mid-2009 MBPs and it borked the filesystem on the disk. I can't reinstall Yosemite now as it's locked and read only. I can though access all the data. not that there was anything important on it. Disk is a 128GB Crucial SSD.

    M.
     
  8. chaleyer macrumors newbie

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    Just upgraded my wife's 2009 13" MBP to El Capitan 10.11.1 because 10.7.5 didn't support an iTunes versions that would enable her to restore from an i5s to a new i6s. Had to update iTunes, but couldn't bump its version far enough.
    I had bumped the RAM to 8Gb and installed a 256Gb SSD a couple of years ago.
    Anyway, the upgrade went remarkably well and so far I'm very happy with the performance. It even feels just a little snappier than it had previously. But that could be wishful thinking.
     

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