Upgrading to Lion

Oliver G

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 24, 2007
200
1
Melbourne, Australia
Hello

I have a mid 2007 iMac with a 2.4GHz C2D, 2GB RAM, 1TB HD, 256 Graphics running OS X 10.6.8, I was wondering if I were to upgrade to Lion would it slow down the computer at all?

Regards
 

alexreich

macrumors 6502a
Jan 26, 2011
624
1
Your specs are very similar to mine. I have 2.4GHz C2D, 8GB RAM, and 256MB nVidia 320m graphics and my computing experience in Lion is superb. I must mention that I have a solid-state drive as well, which probably helps as well. You can already run Lion on your machine now (2GB RAM and C2D requirement), but I'd recommend a RAM upgrade to enhance your experience. At least 4GB for a good experience.
 

maflynn

Moderator
Staff member
May 3, 2009
66,944
33,940
Boston
As others posted, you'll probably incur some performance degradation, max out your ram, or least as much as you can afford
 

sweetbrat

macrumors 65816
Jun 17, 2009
1,443
1
Redford, MI
I agree with the others...you should be able to run Lion fine, but I would upgrade to 4GB of RAM. Otherwise it just won't run as smoothly as it should.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.