Yosemite on a MBP mid2010?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by cali shot doc, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. cali shot doc macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2011
    I have a MBP mid 2010 and am wondering if it is worth upgrading to Yosemite or if I should stick with Mavericks?

    Thanks for the help
  2. JPamplin macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2009
    Nashville, TN
    Give us a bit more info. If you have decent specs, > 4GB RAM, an SSD as your boot volume (or Fusion Drive), it'll work fine.

    You won't get all the features, but you'll get most of them.
  3. cali shot doc thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2011
    i have a 2.4ghz intel core 2 duo with 8 gb of 1067 MHz DDR3 Ram. 250gb hard drive.

    No SSD

    i understand I won't get a majority of the benefits of Yosemite but i do like how the dock looks and stuff like that.
  4. miamihacker macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    I upgraded my mid 2010 2.4ghz 4gb ram and its a beach ball fest. Idk if to either upgrade to ssd and ram or just sell it and save up for a newer mac
  5. cosminsel macrumors member


    Oct 8, 2014
    Ontario, Canada
    I did a clean install and reduced the transparency. Running fine. Mid 2010 MBP, 2.53 GHz i5, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD.
  6. saudor macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2011
    Works fine for me. 120 GB SSD though and 8 gigs.
    I went back to mavericks because my display link drivers aren't exactly stable so that display is sluggish
  7. emir macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2008
    Wow I should've stumbled upon this thread half an hour ago. I'm downloading Yosemite right now as we speak and I have a 2010, 2.4Ghz MBP 15" w/ 4gigs of ram and 320GB HDD + 120GB SSD fusion drive. Mavericks runs perfect. We'll see how it goes with Yosemite but iCloud Drive is a must for me because of work. (I have to access up to date files both from my Mac and iPhone and no I don't like using non native things like Dropbox, Google Drive although maybe I should)

    I also gotta add I don't plan on buying another computer for myself till 2016. Hope my good old Mac can make it. I might even delve into changing the wifi card and modifying kext in order to use Handoff + Continuity. (only interested in using my iPhone from Mac to send/receive SMS & Calls, don't know whichever one is continuity and vice versa)

    p.s. SSD fusion drive thing from the terminal via a tutorial I found online has elongated my Mac's life drastically. Did it back towards the end of '12 and as it stands, as a 4.5 year old laptop speed is great, battery is around 3.5 hours, which I think is also great.

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