ML or SL on a 2007 MacBook Pro

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  1. infernoguy macrumors regular

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  3. grizfish macrumors newbie

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    What he said...

    Tried Lion and ML. Have no need for the whiz-bang gizmos. Digressed to fat-dumb-happy with SL. YMMV :D
     
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    I regret updating to ML.. SL is far far quicker.
     
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    I don't believe Mountain Lion is supported on 2007 MBPs. So snow leopard is your best option.
     
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    It is. The 2007 Macbook Pro is the oldest Mac that supports Mountain Lion by a few months over the mid-2007 iMac.
     
  7. snaky69, Mar 10, 2013
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    SL. ML would probably not even install on the 2007 MBP, and even if it does, the 2007 MBP does not even meet the minimum system requirements, so it would likely run like crap.

    My bad, the mid 2007 does meet the requirements.. barely.
     
  8. grizfish, Mar 10, 2013
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    Roger that!

    I also bootcamped Win7 64 Bit with ML, but have digressed to SL.

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...k-pro-core-2-duo-2.4-17-santa-rosa-specs.html

    You may need to add SSD and 6 GB RAM, but it functions well with ML. Just don't let it overheat or you could frap the logic board, like I did 3 days ago when working with video.
     
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    Oh right, I was looking at the MacBook section. My bad.
     
  10. infernoguy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for everyone's replies.

    Interesting... Sounds like the consensus is with SL.

    I do have a SSD drive (Crucial M4) but was unaware of overheating issues.
     
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    I have a mid/late 2007 MBP and I installed Intel 320 SSD before I installed ML, it seems run very decent speed. I am happy anyway. I should have spend more time with SL to see the difference. :apple:
     
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    Lots of UI lag on Lion, SL is much more responsive.
     

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