Yosemite Performance?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Huntn, Oct 24, 2014.

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Upgrade to Yosemite

Poll closed Dec 23, 2014.
  1. Right Away for all compatible Macs

    40 vote(s)
    42.6%
  2. Right Away for new Macs, No for older Macs

    16 vote(s)
    17.0%
  3. Wait for Bug Fixes

    38 vote(s)
    40.4%
  1. Huntn, Oct 24, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2014

    Huntn macrumors P6

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    #1
    I have a 2011 MBP and I'm wondering if I should upgrade to Yosemite right away for better performance, hold off temporarily (for bug fixes), or "no" permanently because OS 10 has more overhead than OS9?

    Admittedly I'm not well read on this subject. Thanks.
     
  2. Razer(x) macrumors regular

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    In my opinion you should update, but not now

    I've tried it and the system has a lot of bugs and poor battery performance

    I would wait at least for 10.10.1

    That's just my 50 cents
     
  3. GlenK macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    I have a 2011 MPB as well and Yosemite runs great and is FAR better in terms of performance than Mavericks.

    Hard to tell someone what to do because apparently some people are having issues. The only things mine won't do is continuity, handoff, and AirDrop between mac and iPhone.
    There are update steps in MacRumors how to correct those issues but I have not done it yet.

    So far I have no regrets and am very pleased with the performance. As fas as the appearance I tuned on Increase Contrast and Reduce Transparency in Accessibility and like the looks of that atm.

    Even the font looks better with increase contrast checked.
     
  4. jfalberti macrumors member

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    I totally agree

    Running on MacBook Pro 2007, and a Mac Pro 2006. Runs great on both machines. Do not regret installing it at all. I also installed over top of Mavericks, and everything upgraded without problems.
     
  5. heehee macrumors 68020

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    I took a chance and installed it right away on my 2014 rMPB work computer and it's good, so is my 2011 MBP at home. :apple:
     
  6. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    If you're thinking of updating and your machine is mission critical for work, then don't.

    It IS a 10.x.0 release.

    That said, I am running it on a variety of Macs and find it very stable and fast.

    How good are your backups?

    Make sure they are perfect before you even attempt the upgrade, and make a clone of your current install onto a portable hard disk (use SuperDuper! or Carbon Copy Cloner). This makes a bootable copy of your current system that you can use to go back should all else fail.

    Once you have done this, then update. How you update is up to you, many including myself recommend "Nuke and paving". That is to wipe the drive, clean install the OS. Then restore the apps you need and restore your data.
     
  7. Huntn thread starter macrumors P6

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    Thanks guys for the input!

    I've got everything time machined. I may do it now or give it a month or so... Thanks!

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    Good to hear! I think that iOS8 has more overhead than iOS7, it seems more sluggish so I was a little worried about the same effect on my 3 year old MBP and this MacOS update. Thanks! :)
     
  8. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    I'm about dat dolla cuz 50-Cent ain't real. :p
     
  9. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

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    My late 2013 15" rMBP has laggy animations when using Mission Control. Clean install. I'm expecting 10.10.1, .2 or .3 to put things straight. Mavericks was much smoother.
     
  10. TechGod Suspended

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    I've had the opposite experience.
     
  11. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

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    What Mac have you got? Clean install or upgrade? Scaled resolution or best for retina? And Mission Control isn't laggy?
     
  12. Itzamna macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2011 17'' MBP with a Vertex 3 as SSD, and went from Mountain Lion to Yosemite...

    Performance wise, it takes more 4-5 seconds to boot up, but when you are in the OS, it feels as fast as it was in Mountain Lion. As for running "heavy" programs, it's as it was on Mountain Lion. I haven't game on it yet.
     
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    Upgrade, ran all PB's Late 2013 rMBP 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.

    Best for retina, I had lag with all the PB's but the final version just fixed it...its way smoother than mavericks for me.
     
  14. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

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    That is very interesting. I'm running a rMBP with 16GB RAM and it is very laggy when using the Iris Pro, whereas the GT 750m is very smooth. Has to be a driver issue or a faulty file somewhere, I guess? Your model is the Iris Pro only configuration, yeah?
     
  15. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

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    i get some UI lag (which should be fixed with updates) but other than that its quite stable on all supported mac in my signature.

    if anything i find 10.10.0 to be more stable and better performing than 10.9.0 was..
     
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    It's actually the normal iris. I have a 13" model.
     
  17. Icehawk macrumors member

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    My mid 2009 13" Macbook Pro with 4 gigs of ram is running Yosemite. Not noticing any lag or major bugs. There are a few annoyances like notification center settings being reset at reboot, but that's minor.
     
  18. Traverse macrumors 604

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    Well, I picked the second option because I can't speak for older Macs, but my 2013 rMBP is running fine. No noticeable slowdown like the transition to iOS 7 caused.
     
  19. DaCurmudgen macrumors regular

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    I have a 2012 cMBP with 16 GB RAM and I certainly didn't expect things to be snappier, but they are. Everything looks clean, simple --> clear. Things open smoothly and I like the translucent effects. Safari is blazingly fast, and similarities with iOS definitely make iDevices and Macs feel more integrated.

    I definitely backed up before installing, but after using Yosmite for nearly 3 hours, working with Logic Pro and other legacy apps, I haven't found issues or hiccups. "Upgrade you should," says Yoda.
     
  20. Ropperlimp macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I'm quite a newbie with Macintosh, I've recover a MacBook Pro 2,2 (2006 or 2007 I dont know) from a friend last month and I was asking myself how can I update it to Mavericks or Yosemite. I see you succeed with almost same model and I'd like to know which method you use. I seeked on the web and found the SFOTT script and it's seems to work quite good but some guys still have troubles with audio and graphics kexts. Did you use a post installation soft to solve this ?

    Thank you by advance for your answer,
    Regards.
     
  21. jfalberti macrumors member

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    I used a MacBook Pro connected to my Mac Pro via FireWire. I booted the Mac Pro into Target Mode and booted the MacBookPro normally. When the MBP came up, it saw the volumes on my MP as external disks. I ran the Yosemite installer on the MBP and picked a volume on the MP for the install to volume. After the install, and before the first boot, I replaced the boot.efi in two locations on the MP startup volume with the one modified by Piker Alpha. ZWorked just fine, however I did make sure I had a full Time Machine backup, just in case.
     
  22. Ropperlimp macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your quick answer. Unfortunatly I dont have any other Mac to do this process. I was thinking about installing Yosemite/Mavericks on an external drive in order to boot the MBP on it. After changing the boot.efi of course ! Do you think it could work ?
     

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