Resolved Sluggishness with 2 GB Ram on Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by califguy, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. califguy, Jul 10, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011

    califguy macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2009
    Anyone notice the fans spinning and a slight sluggishness with Lion when running with 2 GB's of RAM ? I guess it's time to upgrade to 4 at the very minimum.
  2. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2007
    On The Interweb Thingy!
    I've only got 2GB in my old MacBook. Safari loads in one bounce, as does Mail and iTunes takes only two. Scrolling is fluid, although sometimes pages with a lot of images (such as the picture threads on this site) take a couple of seconds to fully load before you can scroll.

    I've not heard my fans come on, apart from when on Flash and video heavy websites.
  3. skillwill macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2008
    aah! I'm getting so confused! I have the mid-2009 MBA, so the RAM isn't upgradable ... some people are saying 2GB is fine. Others are saying it isn't!
  4. hellfried macrumors member

    May 3, 2008
    I am running lion GM on a mid 2007 iMac with 2.4 GHz C2D and 2 G of RAM. Things are pretty sluggish and there are a lot of spinning beach balls. The only app which is running well is Safari 5.1. I am currently waiting for my new 4G RAM in the mail. Hope it improves performance.
  5. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/9A5248d Safari/6533.18.5)

    It runs fine on the late 2010 MBA (2GB).
  6. blaizefm macrumors newbie


    Dec 11, 2009
    Yup, same for me.

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