8GB Optimal for Lion?

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

  1. kingping14 macrumors member

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    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?

    thoughts?
     
  2. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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