Should I upgrade?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bluechipBMW, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. bluechipBMW macrumors member

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    Below are the specs to my macbook pro and current version of the OS. I've been thinking about upgrading my OS but wondering if this will slow down my system.

    The only reason why I am considering to upgrade is because I want to purchase the Roxio Toast 10 Titanium and noticed its requires 10.5. Is it worth me to upgrade? If so how do I go about...I'm new to the macworld so I assume just go to the app store and ask for the cds to upgrade to the latest version? Anything else I should know?

    System Version: Mac OS X 10.4.11 (8S2167)
    Kernel Version: Darwin 8.11.1
    Boot Volume: Macintosh HD


    Capacity is 111.47 GB
    Available 65.88 GB


    Model Name: MacBook Pro 15"
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro2,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP22.00A5.B07
    SMC Version: 1.12f5
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    If you wait Snow Leopard should be available sometime in September, and you can just upgrade to that and skip Leopard all together.
     
  3. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    Snow leopard is supposed to make things faster and your macbook pro is plenty powerful for snow leopard so I would wait until september and then upgrade.
     
  4. Krafty macrumors 601

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    I would upgrade the RAM definitely. Just went from 1 to 4GB on my mini and its great.
     
  5. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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  6. Krafty macrumors 601

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    I've been running SL 10A421 on 1GB ram with my Mini, and although now I'm sticking with Leopard on it trust me, it isnt fun with just 1GB.
     
  7. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    I never said it was, I am just saying you can and it does meet the system requirements. Depending on what you are doing, it may not make sense to upgrade your RAM if all you do is surf the internet a little and check email.
     
  8. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Ah.
     
  9. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    I have no idea what the problem is with telling the OP that you CAN run snow leopard on that computer? Jeez...maybe he doesn't want to or doesn't know how to add RAM? Maybe he would just like to know that he can in fact upgrade with his current computer.
     
  10. LouisBlack macrumors 6502

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    Throw 2 or 3 GBs of RAM in there and Leopard (and therefore Snow Leopard) will run fine and dandy. RAM is very very cheap nowadays so you might as well even if you don't upgrade the OS.
     

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