1. Jack Neill's Avatar
    So I finally gave up on my MacBook 2,1 and retired it. It was running a SFOTT 10.8.5 and it ran OK but it would kernel panic a lot and I got tired of dealing with a hackintoshed Mac. So I grabbed a MacBook 5,2 from Ebay for 120. I threw a SSD and 8GB in it. I installed 10.10.3 and while I realize that this computer is 6 years old, but it really seems to lag when connected to my 23" HP monitor. I really thought that the Nvidia 9400 would be enough to push a 23" 1080P external, my 2,1 with that crappy 950 gma was painful slow with it. I am not doing anything intensive just Safari,iTunes,iPhoto, and Numbers..

    Any suggestions?

    Edit: I found some old ram from a HP desktop and now I have 8GB. Preformance seems a little better.
    Last edited by Jack Neill; 05-17-2015 at 05:08 PM. Reason: Spelling Edit
    05-16-2015 08:49 PM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    So I finally gave up on my MacBook 2,1 and retired it. It was running a SFOTT 10.8.5 and it ran OK but it would kernel panic a lot and I got tired of dealing with a hackintoshed Mac. So I grabbed a MacBook 5,2 from Ebay for 120. I threw a SSD and 8GB in it. I installed 10.10.3 and while I realize that this computer is 6 years old, but it really seems to lag when connected to my 23" HP monitor. I really thought that the Nvidia 9400 would be enough to push a 23" 1080P external, my 2,1 with that crappy 950 gma was painful slow with it. I am not doing anything intensive just Safari,iTunes,iPhoto, and Numbers..

    Any suggestions?

    Edit: I found some old ram from a HP desktop and now I have 8GB. Preformance seems a little better.
    Hope this is a good solution for you. I wouldn't dare tinker like that. I'm such a chicken.
    05-18-2015 11:37 AM
  3. Jack Neill's Avatar
    Meh, it was nothing.. I just had hoped that that GPU would have had better performance is all...
    05-18-2015 06:36 PM

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