Snow leopard upgrade Q

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cdownton, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. cdownton macrumors member

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    Hi

    Hopefully this hasn't already been covered to death.

    I have a fairly old imac (it's about three years old) and although I've upgraded the ram, it's feeling a bit sluggish now. Do you think I would experience any performance benefit from upgrading to snow leopard? It still seems like a great machine so can't really justify upgrading to the new imacs.

    Thanks for the advice

    C
     
  2. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    It's an Intel model?
     
  3. cdownton thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, it's a 2GHz Intel Core Duo with 2gig ram.
     
  4. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Then you should see benefits from upgrading to Snow Leopard. $25 from Amazon. Hard not to. And while you're at it, max out the ram.
     
  5. cdownton thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the advice. Gonna give it a go.

    Is it worth me wiping the hard drive and doing a fresh install?
     
  6. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Definitely. Loads may disagree with me but now having done 6 Snow Leopard installs, the 3 that got a clean install have been so much more reliable.
     
  7. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't really heard of reliability problems with SL upgrade installs that were the result of the upgrade itself. In fact I know of several instances where some Leopard issues went away with the SL upgrade.
     
  8. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    If you have Tiger you don't have a choice.
     
  9. belvdr macrumors 603

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    After reading post after post, it seems the upgrades were least reliable on older machines. I have a 13" 2.26 MBP and the upgrade went fine.

    Whether the reliability is due to application installation/de-installation or not, who knows.
     
  10. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    As far as I am aware, re-formatting is not a requirement to go from Tiger to SL - its the same upgrade process.
     

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