Safari slow on a mid2010 MBP

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by ceezy, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. ceezy, Dec 19, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016

    ceezy macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2011
    Any tips to speed up a slow Safari on a stock mid2010 MBP?

    Quite a bit slower for me than on El Cap. Get a few beachballs from time to time and just in general not as quick and light as it has been in the past for me. Chrome just doesn't get along with my system, so that's not an option. Likely need to upgrade to a SSD at some stage. In the mean time, trying to get Safari back to it's normal self.

  2. Rok73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2015
    Planet Earth
    1. Buy and build in an SSD
    2. Roll back to El Cap

    That's pretty much it. There are no wonders to expect from a 6 yo MacBook.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Put an SSD into it.
    Doing this is remarkably easy.

    Also pick up a USB3 enclosure (it will be backward-compatible with USB2).
    Use it to "prep and test" the new SSD before you install it.
    Then use it to house the old HDD after you swap drives around.

    I'd recommend using CarbonCopyCloner to clone the contents of the HDD to the new SSD (unless you want to do a fresh install).
    CCC is FREE to download and it's FREE to use for the first 30 days.

    There are instructions on on how to do the swap.
    Be sure to use THE RIGHT TOOLS (#00 Phillips driver and TORX T-6).

    Any SSD will do.
    I'd recommend either a Crucial or a Sandisk Plus.

    I prefer El Capitan to Sierra.
    My opinion only.
  4. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030


    Dec 12, 2011
    South Carolina, United States
    I believe I have the same model as you. I put a Solid State Hybrid Drive in it and performance improvements were very noticeable. I imagine a full blown SSD will do wonders for your older machine.
  5. ceezy thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2011
    Cheers. Yeah as I said, I know a SSD will make a big difference. Just been trying to do something in the mean time. As in changing some settings in Safari and whatnot.

    Changed my battery through iFixit so I imagine I could do a SSD.

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