Yosemite Installing Question on 2010 MBP ?

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  1. augustya, May 29, 2015
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    augustya macrumors 68000

    augustya

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    Can someone please tell me if I were to install the Yosemite OS on a 2010 MacBook Pro which is a Core 2 Duo machine with 4GB RAM and Mac OS X v10.6 "Snow Leopard" OS if I upgrade it to Yosemite how will be the performance ? will it be slow ? Will the machine hang or run slow and stutter? Ideally I don't wanna upgrade but might have to do it to have APPS compatability for recent APPS.
     
  2. ToyTrains macrumors newbie

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    It's worth a shot. I just put a clean install of Yosemite on my mid-2010 model, but it is the i7. Happy with it so far.
     
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    That's not an acronym BTW.
     
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    I wouldn't, it's okay fast but, with snow leopard it runs smooth, keep in mind you won't be able to downgrade back I believe. Some things just lag. I wold recommend that you upgrade to Mavericks or mountain lion. Yosemite has to many animations and it just interferes with the computer.

    That's why I sold mine with the exact same spec's. And bought a mid 2012 MacBook Pro retina used 2.6ghz and 8gh ram, 512GB
     
  5. augustya thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So my next question than would be if I don't upgrade to Yosemite, will all the Mac APP work if I were to keep using "Snow Leopard"
     
  6. ssmed macrumors 6502

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    Newer versions of pages, numbers and keynote need 10.10
    Some components of the current Microsoft office (new Outlook)
    and many other applications will not work with older OSs

    I did not find Yosemite very usable on the machine you have, with GPU panics and crashes, which can not be duplicated since downgrading to Mavericks, which I think is your best option.
     

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