Do I have enough to effectively run Lion

Discussion in 'iMac' started by effectivepull, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. effectivepull macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2011
    I want to upgrade from Snow Leopard to Lion but I'm scared to death of my computer slowing down.

    This is what I have: iMac 27", Inte Core i5, 2.66 GHz, 16GB of RAM

    Do I have enough? Will my system slow down running Lion?

    I'd appreciate any feedback. Thanks so much!
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Your iMac will easily run Lion.

    Apple - OS X Lion - Technical specifications
  3. QuarterSwede, Jun 8, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2012

    QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I'm running Lion smoothly on a 2.16 C2D with 3GB. You have plenty of power and RAM.
  4. effectivepull thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2011
    I'll give it a go. Thanks, guys.
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    One Caveat: Older applications that run via Rosetta in Snow Leopard will not run at all in Lion.
  6. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Assuming you don't need any PPC apps you will be more than fine. My macbook (Early 2008, C2D, 2GB RAM) only slowed down slightly with Lion; you have 8x the amount of power so you shouldn't see any issues at all.
  7. holmesf macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2001
    Lion doesn't run any slower than Snow Leopard. You may find some cases where Snow Leopard performs better and some where Lion does.
  8. effectivepull thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2011
    Thanks so much everyone. I made the plunge. So far, so good - kinda. Chrome is periodically having problems uploading all of the pictures/graphics on websites I visit. A quick refresh of the page seems to fix the problem. Hopefully this goes away with the next update of Chrome?

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