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

    Jul 21, 2011
    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


    Apr 21, 2007
    White Mntns, Arizona
    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

    Jul 24, 2008
    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

    Jul 23, 2011
    i got a 4GB memory and up until now it runs smooth..
  5. kyle1320 Suspended


    Apr 23, 2011
    In my own little world
    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

    Oct 25, 2008
    Same here. 4GB of ram in a 2010 Mac mini. Runs fine.

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