Yosemite on Mid-2010 MBP?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by v0lume4, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. v0lume4 macrumors 68000


    Jul 28, 2012

    I have a quick question for any 13" mid-2010 MBP users of Yosemite. My laptop already drags its feet as its running a Core 2 Duo. It's not slow--but when you compare it to my iPhone or modern Macs, it's only average. My question to anyone that also has the same MacBook--did Yosemite cripple your computer's performance? With my iPad 2, iOS 7 took my iPad's speed from great to "meh." I wouldn't want the same to happen to my laptop.

    Thank you for your help!
  2. grayter1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2012
    Saint Paul, MN
    My MBP 17" Mid 2010 has slowed considerably since I updated to 10.10 this morning. I normally do a clean install, but opted to install over Mavericks. I'n not sure if a clean install will make a difference in performance or not.
  3. dontworry macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2010
    Installed Yosemite on my mid-2010 15" i5 last night and didn't notice much of a difference in speed but I have dual SSD drives and 8GB ram. Installed over mavericks and programs like Photoshop run just as well as before.

    If you haven't switched to an SSD, I highly recommend it.
  4. cosminsel macrumors member


    Oct 8, 2014
    Ontario, Canada
    Felt a bit sluggish on my 15" mid-2010 MBP (2.53 GHz i5, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, GeForce 330M) at first, but then I disabled some of the animations with TinkerTool and reduced the transparency in System Preferences. Seems ok now.

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