Upgrading to Lion

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Powster, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Powster macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I want to upgrade to lion. I own a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro with 2GB of memory running SL 10.6.8. Occasionally it seems a little slow. I want to upgrade mainly for the iCloud feature. Will lion cause me any problems? Is it a simply process? Should i add more memory? Also will Microsoft Office 2008 work on Lion?


    Thank You
     
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    There would be no problems but I suggest you to get 4GB.
    2GB lets it move but I say not enough.

    I recently had to upgrade to 8GB since it was pretty heavy in a 2011 machine.

    But as I said, it will move. Maybe minor lag but if you dont do heavy working, it wont be a problem. Cheers.
     
  3. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    You should probably go up to 4 gigs... I routinely use up that much in Lion.
     
  4. Powster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info guys i will make sure i upgrade the ram
     
  5. ronjohnson88 macrumors newbie

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    I would beef up your GB and you will be set. I have Lion and I love it. I would recommend it to everyone. It looks good on my laptop and it runs really smooth.
     
  6. barebackbadger8 macrumors 6502

    barebackbadger8

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    I've got a 2010 MBP 2.4 C2D, installed lion.
    loving it but its seems to effected my battery a lot.
    i only get about 4 hours now, whereas i used to get 6-7 on SL
     
  7. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    Reset the SMC, should help.
     
  8. barebackbadger8 macrumors 6502

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    what will that do?
    and how as installing lion effected that?
     

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