How well does Lion run on 4GB?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by xTRIGGER092x, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. xTRIGGER092x macrumors regular

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    I know the minimum requirement is 2GB, but I've heard that it doesn't run too smooth even on 4GB. Is that true?
     
  2. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Lion runs fine on 4 GB of RAM. Again it will depend somewhat on which apps you are running and how many apps you have open at a given time, but overall it runs fine on 4 GB.
     
  3. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    I was getting spinning beach ball a lot more after upgrading my 2010 MacBook Pro with 6GB of RAM to Lion. I wasn't getting any prior to Lion. I added another 2GB today (8GB total), no more beach ball.
     
  4. Serpent12 macrumors newbie

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    i got a 4GB memory and up until now it runs smooth..
     
  5. kyle1320 macrumors regular

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    Well just earlier today I was running 5 Xcode windows, iPhone simulator, 3 Photoshop projects, 8 tabs in Safari and PandoraJam, and I would get the beach ball occasionally. Runs pretty well on my 2011 13" MBP with 4GB of RAM.
     
  6. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. 4GB of ram in a 2010 Mac mini. Runs fine.
     

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