I have an "old" MacBook Pro with the following specs:
Modelname: MacBook Pro Modell-Identification: MacBookPro5,4 Processor type: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor speed: 2.53 GHz processer count: 1 core count: 2 L2-Cache: 3 MB Memory: 4 GB Bus speed: 1.07 GHz Boot-ROM-Version: MBP53.00AC.B03 SMC-Version (System): 1.49f2
It currently runs OS X 10.5.8 and seems a bit laggy from time to time, which might (also) be due to the loads of crapware on it.
I have a two part question now:
- What would be the recommended maximum OS X version I should upgrade this machine to, so that it still runs nice and smooth? Is mountain lion safe?
- How do I do a clean (full wipe) install of the system, since the latest versions of OS X do not come with a bootable disc anymore?