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?
Answer by ThatMacGuy · Jan 02, 2012 at 10:18 PM
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.
Answer by PCLinux7 · Jan 02, 2012 at 02:13 PM
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.