Mountain Lion upgrade?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ggulliver, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. ggulliver macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2008
    Currently running Lion 10.7.5 on my 24-inch Mid 2007 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (with 6GB ram), I'm wondering about an upgrade to Mountain Lion and whether things will likely be slower after upgrade.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    The three machines I upgraded speeds were the same. I could not tell any difference. There are some graphics speed improvements in Mountain Lion, but it is a small bump.
  3. ggulliver thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2008

    As the Apple-stated ram requirement (Leopard 512mb, Snow Leopard 1gb, Lion 2gb) increases with each upgrade, it's the potential for overall sluggishness and/or running out of memory when available ram is shared among other apps which bothers me - and moreso as mine is the earliest of the supported models, with less power and ram.

    It's an issue I've noticed since upgrading to Lion from Snow Leopard, and don't want to further worsen things. (Years back, switching my then iMac to OS X from OS 9 was horrid - sure, it did all sorts of useful stuff, but overall it was much slower and frequently ran out of memory.)

    As the Mountain Lion requirement of 2gb is the same as Lion, maybe things will be ok.
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Lion was really weird on my Late 2011 MacBook Pro, a HUGE upgrade Mountain Lion is. So if you're currently having issues, you might be better off with ML. One day Lion literally rendered my OS X install useless for whatever reason and I had to start over again, no issues on ML this far in.
  5. Mr. McMac Suspended

    Mr. McMac

    Dec 21, 2009
    Far away from liberals
  6. ggulliver thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2008
    Thanks, everyone. Appreciated.
    Upgrade done; it appears faster, certainly isn't slower, no out-of-memory problems.
  7. nightlong macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2012
    Upgraded my late 2007 iMac today, from Snow Leopard to ML. Seems okay so far. Has 4GB RAM.

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