Do I have enough to effectively run Lion

effectivepull

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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!
 

GGJstudios

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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!
Your iMac will easily run Lion.

Apple - OS X Lion - Technical specifications
General requirements
  • Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
  • 2GB of memory
  • OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
  • 7GB of available space
 
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AcesHigh87

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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.
 
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holmesf

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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!
Lion doesn't run any slower than Snow Leopard. You may find some cases where Snow Leopard performs better and some where Lion does.
 
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effectivepull

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Lion doesn't run any slower than Snow Leopard. You may find some cases where Snow Leopard performs better and some where Lion does.
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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