Will Lion improve performance?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by archdelux, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. archdelux macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2008
    My 2010 MacBook pro (4gb ram) running snow leopard has been running fairly slow over the past few months..I have a lot of stuff running but the performance has definitely taken a hit compared to speed a year ago for example... Ran disk utility cleanup/etc with no help...

    Coming from a pc I thought macs would handle time better but it seems to be exactly the same... Seems like a fresh start might help...will installing lion help with speed/etc?
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    More RAM may help as well; I just upgraded my mid-2009 MBP to 8GB today and the difference has been quite noticeable.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Macs don't slow down over time, usually its the users that start using more/more demanding stuff on their computers.

    What do your page ins and page outs look like? You might simply be running out of RAM.

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