OS and upgrades : Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lschultz777, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. lschultz777 macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2009
    I have 2 questions about my Macbook Pro.

    1. I have Mac OS X 10.5.8. My internet is very slow and I did all the disk/ maintenence stuff. I want to try Firefox and see if that makes a difference. But it needs 10.6 Mac OS. There are several different upgrades 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Which one would you recommend?

    2. The second thing, my laptop is getting old. 6-8 yrs old. My processor is 2.2 and memory is 2 gb. Should I look into increasing my memory or don't bother and just get another laptop?

  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    If you have the mac app store then I think lion 10.7 is the newest your mac will accept. It's an old laptop that is low specced and is just struggling with all the stuff on todays internet I don't think firefox will help.
    An SSD upgrade and double the RAM (if that model will accept it) will help but with a laptop that age you could be throwing money into something that will pack up anyway.
    To be honest I would just put the money towards a new mac maybe a macbook air, you have had damn good service out of this one and it's probably time it was put out to pasture.
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Just get a brand new MBP. Your MacBook's pretty ancient already.
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    The app store can only be reached with OS X 10.6 or more, so the OP cannot go out and buy Lion on it.

    OP: If your machine is on Leopard (10.5), then it is at least a 2008 model, perhaps even older. An OS or browser update will do nothing for performance, by today's standard, your computer is simply ancient.

    You could perhaps chuck a bit more RAM in there to help it out, but that's the extent of it. A SSD will help some, but not much since it likely only has SATA I.

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