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parajba

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Apr 19, 2008
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Hi all,

I am currently on El Capitan and it works fantastically well. Like perfect. I was on Maverick before, and it was a nightmare.

How does Sierra run on my 'old-ish' MBP? I have 8GB of RAM and 512GB (SSD, Samsung EVO840).

Thanks!
 

dogslobber

macrumors 601
Oct 19, 2014
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Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
Hi all,

I am currently on El Capitan and it works fantastically well. Like perfect. I was on Maverick before, and it was a nightmare.

How does Sierra run on my 'old-ish' MBP? I have 8GB of RAM and 512GB (SSD, Samsung EVO840).

Thanks!

I had a similar question wrt a 2010 4GB MBA 13" as I went back to El Cap from 10.12.1 as 10.12.1 was terrible on this hardware. Well 10.12.4 beta 1 is running beautifully so far so kudos to Apple for letting the OS settle down. I think I'm getting to the point where I want to consign an ancient OS like El Cap to history.
 

loby

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Jul 1, 2010
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Hi all,

I am currently on El Capitan and it works fantastically well. Like perfect. I was on Maverick before, and it was a nightmare.

How does Sierra run on my 'old-ish' MBP? I have 8GB of RAM and 512GB (SSD, Samsung EVO840).

Thanks!

I have a MacBook Pro 2010 with and SSD and 16 GB of RAM (have the 13" one where you can added 16GB). Sierra runs great with it. I like it better than EL Cap.
 

parajba

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Apr 19, 2008
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I have a MacBook Pro 2010 with and SSD and 16 GB of RAM (have the 13" one where you can added 16GB). Sierra runs great with it. I like it better than EL Cap.

Thanks heaps, good to know, will upgrade then in the next few days.

Off topic: interesting enough how it was possible to add 16GB to the 13" model but only 8GB to the 15" from the same year.
 

Fishrrman

macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009
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OP wrote:
"I am currently on El Capitan and it works fantastically well. Like perfect."

If it's that good, perhaps your best bet is to "stay where you are" for the time being.

El Capitan is mature and stable.
Sierra, as yet, seems to remain "a work in progress".

"A bird in hand…"
 

loby

macrumors 68000
Jul 1, 2010
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Thanks heaps, good to know, will upgrade then in the next few days.

Off topic: interesting enough how it was possible to add 16GB to the 13" model but only 8GB to the 15" from the same year.

Yes, I was surprised too and it appears that one 13" 2010 model is able to be upgraded to 16 GBs.

Compatible with

MacBook (Mid 2010)
(May, 2010)
Model ID: MacBook7,1
2.4Ghz

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro7,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz


Mac mini (Mid 2010)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: Macmini4,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz

Mac mini (Mid 2010 Server)
(June, 2010)
Model ID: Macmini4,1
2.66GHz


This is my MacBook Pro 2010 13" specs.

specs.png
 
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