Sierra on MBP from 2010 (with 8GB and SSD)

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by parajba, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. parajba macrumors 6502

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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!
     
  2. dogslobber macrumors 68020

    dogslobber

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    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.
     
  3. loby macrumors 6502a

    loby

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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.
     
  4. parajba thread starter macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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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…"
     
  6. loby macrumors 6502a

    loby

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    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.

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