yosemite performance on 2009 MB pro

born2runak

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Im debating on upgrading to the new OS. I have a 2009 MBpro 2.66ghz intel core 2 duo, 500 gb Hd (no SSD), 4 GB ram (planning on bumping this up to 8 Gb very soon). Just wondering if anyone here has any input on performance with the new OS. I would really like to get a newer Macbook but dont have the money right now. Not really a fan of the new look of the OS but I figure I have to upgrade sooner or later. Mostly worried about performance though.
 

rezk0

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Im debating on upgrading to the new OS. I have a 2009 MBpro 2.66ghz intel core 2 duo, 500 gb Hd (no SSD), 4 GB ram (planning on bumping this up to 8 Gb very soon). Just wondering if anyone here has any input on performance with the new OS. I would really like to get a newer Macbook but dont have the money right now. Not really a fan of the new look of the OS but I figure I have to upgrade sooner or later. Mostly worried about performance though.
I have the same model, Mid-2009 2.66GHz C2D with upgraded RAM (8GB) and an SSD. I didn't see any real performance changes between Mavericks and Yosemite.
 

goknicks

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I have the same model, Mid-2009 2.66GHz C2D with upgraded RAM (8GB) and an SSD. I didn't see any real performance changes between Mavericks and Yosemite.
Same model and upgrades, Mid-2009 2.66 GHZ, upgraded to 8GB RAM and SSD (kept the HDD as a secondary)

only thing I noticed was (knock on wood) I don't lose wifi after sleep, which happened a lot on Mavericks
 

born2runak

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@goknicks
That's good to know, that was a pain

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Same model with 4 gigs and no ssd. Performance is the same if not slightly better. If it is, it's not noticeable.
I have to upgrade to 8 , my ram is virtually nonexistent, and mine needs the performance boost. Good to know it runs as well with the 4. I was afraid it might be a bit taxing on the system.
 

Icehawk

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Aug 8, 2008
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I'm lost.
I have to upgrade to 8 , my ram is virtually nonexistent, and mine needs the performance boost. Good to know it runs as well with the 4. I was afraid it might be a bit taxing on the system.
The way osx uses ram now, I always see most of my ram in use, but the pressure has yet to spike. I considered upgrading to 8, but decided if I'm going to upgrade anything I'd buy an SSD when it was on sale instead.
 
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