Lion quick enough on iMac 2Ghz Core2duo 4Gb?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by moosegoose, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. moosegoose macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2002
    Does anyone have a feeling how well Lion will run on a an iMac 2Ghz Core2duo 4Gb Ram? I know it's compatible, just don't want to do it if the speed will be crap.

    I can't install it on my main machine (iMac 2.66Ghz Core2duo 8Gb Ram) for a few months as I'm in the middle of projects that can't be disrupted. But my old iMac is available.

    Is it powerful enough? Or do I really need a newer iMac?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    It should run acceptably well, depending on how high your standards are. You'll definitely notice it though.
  3. maril1111 macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2010
    its .66ghz slower than your main machine and has 4gb less ram, so it will be ok in speed but a bit slower especially in rendering and you will have less multitasking freedom.
  4. Stewart21 macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2011
    South Yorkshire
    It depends on what you're going to use it for. I'm running it on a 2GHz Core2duo with 2GB RAM and it's fine for me. Browsing, MS Office, Skype, editing photos in iPhoto.

  5. moosegoose thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2002
    The reason to Lion on it is to allow my other half to run iBook Author on it. But she will still need to be able to run CS4, Suitcase, and Quark.

    It is currently running Leopard.

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