View Full Version : Will my iMac run Lion?

May 24, 2011, 05:47 PM
Hi all,
Stupid question probably, but I'd like to know if my iMac will be able to run Lion, should I choose to upgrade.
I have a late 2007 Al iMac, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 500GB HD, 4GB RAM.
SL runs fine and I'm of the opinion that, "If it ain't broke don't fix it".
Still I'm wondering. Will 10.7 Lion run okay on this iMac? Thanks to all!

May 24, 2011, 05:48 PM

May 24, 2011, 06:04 PM
Runs fine on 1.4GHz C2D Airs, so yes, it's fine.

May 24, 2011, 06:07 PM
Thanks for the quick replies!
Now to see if the features are worth the cost (to me).
Thanks again!

May 25, 2011, 02:38 AM
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How about on a CoreDuo MacBookPro?

May 25, 2011, 02:48 AM
Nope. Needs Core 2 Duo or newer.

May 28, 2011, 09:18 AM
Also wondering if my macbook will be able to run Lion,

Its got C2D, and 2GBs of ram so i'm not worried on that side, but i was wondering if anyone knows the minimum graphics needed? as my macbook only has GMA 950.

May 28, 2011, 09:48 AM
It will work, maybe not as smooth as other Macs but it will work. Where I'm interested in, is how Lion will handle the Macs that don't have (3/4 finger)multi-touch support such as the older MacBooks. These won't be able to swipe through spaces/fullscreen apps or open Launchpad or Mission Control.

May 28, 2011, 04:15 PM
Nope. Needs Core 2 Duo or newer.

I have a late 2008 iMac with Core 2 Duo but I'm running Leopard. I'd rather not upgrade to SL but go straight to Lion. Will this be possible?