8GB Optimal for Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kingping14, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. kingping14 macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2010
    Coming from a 4GB 13" MBP, I'm finding it not as smooth as before in SL. Got a ram monitor app and saw that I'm constantly running low on ram if I dont reboot the computer everyday.

    It has come to me that maybe I should upgrade ram to 8GB?

  2. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Jul 3, 2010
    I run Lion on a 3 GB 2008 iMac with no problem at all.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    From what I found, 4GB is good, but depending on what you run, 8gb is the best. I have 8gb and lion runs very fast and stable and I usually have a number of apps open at any given time.

    If you have the budget and ability to go to 8gb, I'd say go for it
  4. CodeBreaker macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sea of Tranquility
    Find it out yourself:
    Use your computer normally for a day. At the end open Activity Monitor and see what's the percentage of page outs to page ins. If it's more than 20 %, more RAM would benefit you.
  5. PrashP macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2010
    I can run on 2GB fine.

    The only problem I still have is the flash player lags whenever I try to stream video (youtube the exception).

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