Lion on macbook Pro 3,1

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Anglican-Mac, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Anglican-Mac macrumors member

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    I have a macbook pro 3,1 running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I have 4 GB of RAM, a 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics card.

    Has anyone else here tried running Lion on a similar machine, or have any thoughts about me upgrading?
     
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  3. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    You'll be fine.
     
  4. mjturner macrumors newbie

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    I have a similar machine, albeit with 6GB RAM and SSD and it runs Lion just fine. I recently replaced it as my primarily laptop with an i7 13" Air, but that was for reasons of portability rather than anything else.
     
  5. GouroB macrumors newbie

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    I had a Mac ( not pro ) late 2008 ... and i upgraded its OS to Lion and for some reason it got weirdly irresponsive .. it started over heating and slowed down ... had to sell it off... hope wont face the same in the new one ( late 2011 )
     
  6. SantaRosa2.2 macrumors regular

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    Your machine is exactly what I have, including the Ram upgrade. I ran Lion for 8 months without issue, before trying Developer preview of Mountain Lion. It's a nice upgrade, it isn't as peppy as Snow Leopard particularly on startup. But I would recommend it, there is more support for Lion now as Snow leopard starts to fade from popularity, both are great OS, and Lion is inexpensive as the upgrade so why not?
     

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