Macbook Memory and Lion

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by micawoli, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. micawoli macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I had a question about upgrading to lion. I was so excited to download and install lion on my black macbook (i think it's a late 2007 model). However, when I clicked the buy button, a message popped up saying that lion requires 2gb of memory. I quickly went to my about this mac application to confirm this, and sure enough my computer only packs 1gb of memory. I was terribly disappointed. Apple found a way to basically make me get a new laptop.

    I haven't really started looking around, but only because I wanted to come here first to get you guys or ladies opinions.

    Would it be better to just buy extra memory to keep my macbook? Or would I just be better off caving in and getting a new laptop like an Air or macbook pro?

    Any help would be great!
     
  2. adnoh macrumors 6502a

    adnoh

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    Just buy more RAM, 4GB goes cheap now and your processor is definitely ok to run lion. As an additional upgrade I would buy an SSD like intels 320 series. The combination of 4GB RAM + SSD will make you feel like you have a new laptop.
     
  3. micawoli thread starter macrumors member

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    do you know how much that would run me?

    Any suggestions on where to get these from?

    Sorry for all the questions. I'm not as computer savvy as I thought...:eek:
     
  4. stisdal macrumors 6502

    stisdal

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    I got a 2007 MacBook used a few weeks ago. Got ram from the local best buy, (went with 4 gigs) and also installed a 500 gig HD all for $120.

    Search the forums for the how to, it is really easy to upgrade these MacBooks. I got it all done (including carbon copying the old drive to the new one) in less than 2 hours.

    (edit) I also installed Lion this morning and all is running great!
     

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