Yosemite on MacBook Pro 17 inch Mid 2009 - worth it?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by PaoPao, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. PaoPao, Jan 28, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2015

    PaoPao macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2008
    Is it a good idea? I have heard it tends to overheat running Yosemite.
    The configuration is as such:
    3,06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    8 Giga RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB

    What is your experience?

    Thanks for answering
  2. comatory macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2012
    I had a 15-inch 2009 MBP running Yosemite. I didn't notice any issues with it so you should be good to go.
  3. Raunien macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2011
    If you don't have an SSD in your machine, mavericks and yosemite will run like crap. Throw an ssd in there and it'll be fine.
  4. Trio2 macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2009
    Disagree. I have a mid-2009 MBP 17" with a standard hard drive and Yosemite (and Mavericks before it) runs just fine.
  5. chiefsucker macrumors newbie


    May 8, 2011
  6. darmr macrumors member


    May 26, 2014
    Yosemite runs fine on my MBP 17" mid 2009 machine.
  7. stooovie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2010
    Asking people performance questions is useless. What's "just fine" for one person is "totally unusable" for another.

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