Not enough memory for lion...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.7 Lion' started by adkrogh, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    I have tried to purchase Lion and it said that I don't have enough memory. I have 76 MB of free 'system memory'. Disk usage says I have 275 GB of free memory on my internal hard drive and 500 GB free on my external... So... what do I have to do to be able to get Lion? AND what is the difference between 'system memory' and 'free memory'. Thanks!
  2. macrumors 603


    You are confusing memory (RAM) and disk space, I think.
  3. macrumors 601



    Go to the Apple Logo > About this Mac > It says how much RAM you have. Chances are, it's less than what Lion requires.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Yup. Not enough RAM. So... is there a way to get more RAM?
  5. macrumors 603


    What type of mac do you have? Most allow the user to upgrade the RAM.
  6. macrumors newbie

    iMac 5 w/ OS 10.6.8 (it's old, I'm poor... :()
  7. macrumors demi-god


    You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
    • By visiting Actual Maximum RAM
    • By using Mactracker
    • By entering your serial number here to find specs for your model. (Be aware that some models can use more RAM than Apple shows. Check EveryMac or MacTracker to verify actual usable RAM.)

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