Which operating system reinstall?

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  1. Macintosh1984, Jul 23, 2016
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    Macintosh1984 macrumors regular

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    A friend of mine owns a MacBook Pro 13 i5 2.3GHz (Early 2011), 4 GB RAM. Because he wants formatted, for best performance, recommended to install El Capitan, or what previous version?

    I'm in doubt between Yosemite and El Capitan, who is better?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd say El Cap at this point. I think it's just a bit more stable
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    El Cap runs as good as or better than Yosemite...
     
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  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    El Capitan for sure, but I would also mention upgrading to a SSD if they already haven't.
     
  6. Macintosh1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Upgrading RAM do not help on performance?

    For SSD, my friend need to replace super drive? Do you recommend a particular SSD kit?
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    RAM will help. SSD will be MUCH more noticeable.

    Don't need to pull the SuperDrive, just replace the HDD with a SSD. Samsung and Crucial both make great drives.
     

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