need advice

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by corruptdream, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. corruptdream macrumors newbie

    corruptdream

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    hi, i have an mac pro mid 2010 Nehalem Quad core 2.8 ghz with 8 gb ram.

    in my case and in terms of faster, stability etc what is the better option for upgrading, el capitan or sierra ( both are compatible with my mac) ?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. chriz_r macrumors member

    chriz_r

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    I have sierra and I have zero stability or any issues with it so my vote goes to 10.12
     
  3. flowrider macrumors 601

    flowrider

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    I ran both and can sill run both, I have 7 internal storage devices. I prefer Sierra. Mine is upgraded with 2 3.46 8 core CPUs.

    Lou
     
  4. OS6-OSX macrumors 6502a

    OS6-OSX

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    You didn't list your current OS. Be sure to keep software compatibility in mind. You do want to keep that "incompatibility software" folder empty of needed apps.
     
  5. h9826790 macrumors 604

    h9826790

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    In my own experence, Sierra has more minor issues, but seems most are due to incompatible apps(Magic preference, Hands Off!, etc). A clean system actually very fast and stable. However, for an upgraded system, it may be very hard to diagnosis which existing apps cause the instability.

    On the other hand, El Capitan has more annoying issue. e.g. For my GPU, the driver is not good, and Safari may have micro freeze. And can't be fixed.

    So, if I must pick one, I will go for Sierra.

    P.S. My 4,1 spec as per my signature.
     
  6. corruptdream thread starter macrumors newbie

    corruptdream

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    i'll do the clean instal, always did it.

    thx
    --- Post Merged, Nov 25, 2016 ---

    i run snow leo right now. is very time to upgrade :)

    thx
     
  7. corruptdream, Nov 25, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2016

    corruptdream thread starter macrumors newbie

    corruptdream

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    Thx, i think i ll go for sierra
     

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