?? OS update 4.1 snow leopard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MilkyLemon, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. MilkyLemon, Apr 9, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2015

    MilkyLemon macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2015
    help & guidance wanted.

    I have a macbookpro 4.1 OS SL 10.6.8

    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB

    will an update to yosemite be wise? or other? advise please?
    I'd primarily want to update so I can use sketch up pro (student version) need higher than 10.7 - otherwise I've survived fine without an update.

    ps budget conscious options welcomed.
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    You're going to need an SSD to run Mavericks or Yosemite smoothly.
  3. blwade macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2014
    I had a 2009 2.26 GHz MBP that had 4 gb of RAM. I replaced the battery and the hard drive (with a cheap 500 gb HDD) and gave the machine to my sister who just needs the machine for word processing and web browsing. It was upgraded to Yosemite. Does it open applications super fast? Well, no... but it isn't any worse than any other machine that is still using a HDD. It was running fine.

    That being said, I'm not sure your computer running the OS is going to be the problem... the problem will more likely be the ability of the processor/gpu to run the application you are wanting to use. (I don't know anything about the application, so take that with a grain of salt.) You can always downgrade if you decide you don't want to use Yosemite.
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    This is just simply factually incorrect.

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