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So here is my question, I am running a Nov 2006 macbook which everymac says will run Lion, it currently has 2 GB of ram, and I plan to upgrade the memory and hard drive(60 gb right now) but I wonder what are the pros/cons on upgrading to Lion. How will I benefit from spending the $30? Will I be happy with it?

asked Jan 02 '12 at 01:18

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Derek Graham

Look into upgrading the RAM. If I remember correctly, the 2006 MB limits the amount of addressable RAM. You can check on http://www.macsales.com to see how much RAM the MacBook will take. If you can use 4, spend the $30 and upgrade. However, if you can only get it to utilize 3, then I'd stick with SL. Hope this helps.

answered Jan 02 '12 at 20:18

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I can upgrade to 4 GB, I am going to first purchase a larger hard drive, im so limited with a 60 gb hard disk, have to use my iMac G4 to store my music and play through itunes LOL

then I will grab 4 GB of memory and Lion :) Thanks for the advice

(Jan 02 '12 at 23:34) Derek Graham Derek%20Graham's gravatar image

No problem! Glad I could help!

(Jan 17 '12 at 20:47) ThatMacGuy ThatMacGuy's gravatar image

If you upgrade the RAM, you'll be very happy. I have Lion running on my Early 2008 MacBook and on an Early 2011 MacBook Pro. It runs great on the pro's 4GB of RAM. The MacBook doesn't handle it very well with 2GB. Snow Leopard will run faster on your system, but you won't be able to get many of the newer applications from the App Store. If you upgrade the RAM, you'll be very happy with the extra features.

answered Jan 02 '12 at 12:13

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On a 06 Macbook you probably would be best to stick to SL, Lion runs ghetto on older machines.

answered Jan 02 '12 at 12:33

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I suggest you upgrade the RAM

answered Jan 03 '12 at 21:41

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Upgrade the ram, and then stick with Snow Leopard..

answered Jan 04 '12 at 11:45

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Lee Wood

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