Mountain Lion performance on Core 2 Duo?

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  1. zarusoba macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    I'm still running Snow Leopard on my Core 2 Duo iMac 4GB RAM.

    Anyone running Mountain Lion on a similar setup?
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Runs great on my 2010 MBP 4GB C2D (I'm running a Vertex 2 SSD though)
     
  3. firedept macrumors 603

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    Running it on my 2009 20.5" 4 GB C2D with no problems. Runs even better than Lion.
     
  4. atticus27 macrumors regular

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    runs smoother than lion on my 2010 mpb. It's as smooth as snow leopard was. the new features are worth the upgrade
     
  5. Rukuru, Aug 2, 2012
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    Rukuru macrumors newbie

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    Someone with C2D and 2GB of ram? I can not upgrade my Macbook air ram so it would be great to know from others with the same specs
     
  6. BMP84 macrumors regular

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    I am running ML on my 2007 iMac 2.8, 2GB of ram. Runs great, even better than lion.
     
  7. sine-nomine macrumors regular

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    2.0GHz Core 2 Duo with 8GB or RAM. Runs almost as smoothly and quickly as Snow Leopard, and ever so much better than Lion.
     
  8. AlexQQQ macrumors member

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    2.4 ghz core 2 duo, 4 GB ram (2010 13" mbp, no modifications)

    mountain lion runs well so far.
    came from snow leopard and can't really tell any difference in speed or such (not faster or slower or more memory hog or such)

    I recommend mountain lion. The new features are fun to play with.
     
  9. neil1980 macrumors 6502

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    Go for it :)

    Had it since launch day on mine and pretty pleased with it on the whole.

    Its not massively better than Lion feature wise but it does seem a bit faster... definitely better than the upgrade from Snow Leopard to Lion speed/stability wise.

    Will probably be updating the other MacBooks this weekend.

    For the record I did it as a clean install and then restored from Time Machine
     
  10. zarusoba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the replies, everyone.

    Looks like it's time to take the plunge!
     

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