I have a 2010 iMac and I'm considering upgrading to Mavericks. Will I notice any significant decreases in speed? My specs:

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  • This question is not a duplicate. Not only is my machine a completely different model than the one posted in the "duplicate question", but I also have completely different specs. – Terry Harvey Nov 5 '13 at 13:32

I would say that machine should run mavericks fine; its not much more resource intensive than 10.8 is. Is there some specific aspect of performance you are concerned about?

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  • Thanks for the response! Nope, just concerned about speed in general. – Terry Harvey Nov 5 '13 at 13:32
  • I would say worst case scenario you would need to upgrade your RAM (or disable some unneeded features). Mavericks is actually more responsive on my system; scrolling used to lag at times under 10.8, but under 10.9 its smooth. I have a feeling this is due to having 16GB RAM and ox x will now pre-render more of the view if you have RAM to spare. you probably don't having only 4GB. – Brad Allred Nov 5 '13 at 16:08

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