Old late 2006 MBP, can it run Lion well?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hdsalinas, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. hdsalinas macrumors 6502


    Aug 28, 2006
    San Pedro Sula, Honduras
    A few months ago I replaced with my old 2006 2.16 Ghz MBP with a shiny new imac.

    Since then my MBP has been stored away collecting dust. I have not used it since the power supply died and the battery wont hold a charge anymore.

    I feel bad looking at it retired to en empty drawer, so I am getting a new power supply for it and start using it again.

    I would like to install OSX Lion on it but will it run ok?. It has snow leopard right now and it seems to work great with 2GB of ram.
  2. Amerabian macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2011
    It should run just fine. ;)
  3. Jrv macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2011
    Long Beach, California
    From what I hear, Lion is a system hog. If pretty much requires 4 gigs of ram to run smoothly. You're going to get a choppy experience on 2 gigs.
  4. Drunken Master macrumors 65816

    Drunken Master

    Jul 19, 2011
    This is true, but it depends on the machine too.

    My 2007 MB ran Lion just fine on 2GB of RAM and a 2 GHz processor, but I upgraded to 4GB RAM anyway.

    My 2009 MBP has trouble running Lion on 2GB of RAM with a 2.26 GHz processor, and the hard drive is mostly free and empty. Go figure.
  5. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2010
    Canadian Eh!
    I doubt it will run, unless you have C2D. My 2006 17" MBP is 2.16GHZ 2GB Ram and it is unsupported.

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