Sluggish 2.8Ghz Core 2 Duo on Mountain Lion?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MusicMaverick, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. MusicMaverick macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2011
    After complaining that my 2008 Macbook pro was gonna die soon, my company gave me another hand-me-down. I have a 2.8Ghz Core 2 Duo. I immediately upgraded to 8GB ram, but it still seems very sluggish. It will often freeze for a moment when running basic applications, as well as not keep up when I'm typing at times. Anything I can do to help with this, or even w/ 8GB RAM, is this just as good at this computer will run on Mountain lion?
  2. Ploki macrumors 68020

    Jan 21, 2008
    I actually installed ML on a 2.0Ghz C2D/4GB alu uMB and it runs fine.
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Have you tried doing a full system restore? Because it shouldn’t be lagging - I have a 2.22Ghz MBP with only 4GB of RAM and it doesn’t lag (much).
  4. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Consider putting an SSD in it, it's a pretty old MacBook though.
  5. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    Used ML on my 1.4ghz c2d MBA and it worked fine.
  6. makaveli559m macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2012
    When I had a Mid 2009 Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz ML ran awlfully hot and it even turned off on me a couple of times which when it had Lion never did. It had issues. Battery life was cut down and the temps were awlful, wish I could say the samething about my current one but the battery life not that well. I feel like downgrading it to Lion.
  7. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    It's slow on my Early 2011 with 8 GB, with magnetic drive. ML seems to really be built for SSDs; my desktop has an SSD and it's nice and quick on there.
  8. Ploki macrumors 68020

    Jan 21, 2008
  9. NeonMacintosh macrumors newbie


    Jan 10, 2013
    Try restoring your mac. It should run fine after that. Mine's running quite alright on a 2009 c2d MBP.

    Also, consider replacing the HDD with an SSD. :cool:

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