Unable to Download 10.7 Lion. Please help.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by o'glory, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. o'glory macrumors member

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    I was eagerly looking forward to downloading Lion on my computer. Yes the whole works, sleepless nights, waking extra hours, and so on. This morning I was thrilled to see it was released, but when I went to download, it told me I needed 2GB of Memory - I only have 1GB.

    Is there any way to get more memory on my iMac?

    Memory: 1GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
     
  2. nick123222 macrumors member

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    What iMac do you have? Use this to check if you can upgrade and then upgrade to the highest amount that you can. If you don't know how to upgrade RAM yourself, don't buy any. Just take the mac to an Apple store and they will do it for you.
     
  3. o'glory thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I meet all the other requirements.
    Intel Core 2 Duo. And I'm running 10.6.8.

    How much does it cost for more RAM?
     
  4. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    Ram is really cheap. Check Newegg or OWC for low prices. You'll want to upgrade to as much ram as your system supports for best performance. Honestly, if you have only 1 gig currently you should notice quite an increase in performance moving to 4 gigs.
     
  5. o'glory thread starter macrumors member

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    Can I buy it at the Apple Retail Store, or would it probably be more expensive there?

    And do you have to pay to put the RAM in the iMac? Lol.
     
  6. nick123222 macrumors member

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    If you don't know what you are doing search for a guide to upgrading RAM (search lifehacker maybe). Find the user guide for your Mac as it will also explain in there. Use the tool I linked as that will tell you what you can upgrade to and recommend particular RAM from Crucial. If you can't work it out, just have an Apple store do it.
     
  7. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    It's more expensive to buy RAM directly from the Apple Retail Store, and if you want them to install it, yes, there is a charge.

    IMO, if you can operate a screw driver and have ever inserted a game cartridge into a console before, you're capable of upgrading the RAM on your iMac yourself.

    There are TONS of how-to guides/videos that will show you step-by-step how to do it. Google it. :)
     

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